During a UN Security Council debate, the Libyan ambassador to the UN Giadalla Ettalhi compared the Gaza Strip to Nazi concentration camps, prompting several Western diplomats to walk out.
UNITED NATIONS - Western U.N. envoys walked out of a Security Council discussion on Wednesday after
Diplomats said the comments came in a speech by
"The Libyan ambassador compared the situation in
Among the chief diplomats who left the council chamber were the
The remark came during a discussion on a draft statement proposed by
British official Karen Pierce said: "A number of Council members were dismayed by the approach taken by
Such protests against fellow members of the Security Council are quite rare, diplomats said.
"We try to be tolerant when it comes to different views, but there are limits," a council diplomat told Reuters.
The United Nations has warned this has resulted in a humanitarian crisis for the territory's 1.5 million people, most of whom depend on foreign aid.
Six million Jews were systematically murdered by Nazi
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