Security Council Open Debate: The Situation in the Middle East, Including the Palestinian Question Meeting Record, October 2016


The October 19 debate on "the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question,” reflected a growing sense of concern among member states regarding increased destabilisation in Israel/Palestine. Though a number of the delivered statements spoke to the gravity of situations in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, the primary focus of the day was the July Middle East Quartet warning that the two-state solution will no longer be possible, should current trends continue. The debate resulted in majority condemnations of Israeli settlements and demolitions in occupied territories, commitment to the two-state solution and political solutions to the conflict, and the need to facilitate Palestinian development.

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