The Israeli army continues to bombard the city of Rafah

Algeria is preparing a draft resolution at the UN to “stop the massacres in Rafah”.

Algeria has drafted a UN Security Council resolution “Must stop massacres in Rafah”It announced its ambassador on Tuesday following an emergency meeting of the council behind closed doors.

“Algeria will circulate a draft resolution on Rafah this afternoon (…) It will be a short text, a clear text to stop the carnage in Rafah.”Amar Bendjama told reporters.

Algiers requested an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Monday, the day after an Israeli overnight attack on a camp for displaced people in Rafah killed 45 people and wounded 249, according to the Hamas health ministry. Since then, another Israeli attack on a camp for displaced people in the south of the Palestinian territory has killed 21 people, the Gaza Strip’s civil defense said.

The Algerian ambassador did not say when he hoped to put the draft resolution to a vote. “Because lives are at stake, we hope to do it as quickly as possible.”Chinese Ambassador Fu Kang believes the vote will take place this week.

“It is time for this council to act and adopt a new resolution.”Pleading his part, before the meeting began, the French ambassador, Nicolas de Riviere, made a presentation. “A Question of Life or Death”. US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said she was waiting to see the resolution proposed by Algeria before commenting.

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