Security Council responds to Israeli strikes on Gaza (+video)
On Wednesday night the U.N. Security Council called an emergency meeting following Israel's new offensive strikes against Palestinian militants in Gaza. An Israeli strike was responsible for killing the commander of the Hamas militants.
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Israel launched a new major offensive against Palestinian Hamas militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing Hamas' military commander in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group said would "open the gates of hell."Skip to next paragraph
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"Once again the international community is witness to Israel's malicious onslaught, using the most lethal military means and illegal measures against the defenseless Palestinian civilian population," the Palestinian Authority's U.N. envoy, Riyad Mansour, told the Security Council.