Libya Condemns Gaza ‘Double Standards’ at UN Security Council

Libya Condemns Gaza 'Double Standards' at UN Security Council
Libya Condemns Gaza 'Double Standards' at UN Security Council

Libya voiced its disapproval over the international double standards concerning the Israeli aggression on Gaza, during a session at the United Nations Security Council held on a Tuesday evening. The rejection was articulated by Taher Al-Baour, the Director of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at the Council of Ministers, who is also charged with managing the affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Al-Baour criticized the “selective stance and double standards of the international community in dealing with Israeli aggression towards Gaza.” This comes at a time when the global political scene is under scrutiny for its reaction to conflicts.

The Libyan statement underscored the “inhumane aggression carried out by Israeli forces on Gaza, lamenting the bartering of Palestinians’ right to essential supplies like food, water, electricity, and fuel. The grim events in Gaza were depicted as a natural outcome of the persistent discriminatory policies practised by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians for over seven decades.”

Al-Baour emphasized Libya’s demand for an immediate cessation of Israeli aggression, and the excessive use of force. He warned against using Palestinian resistance as a justification for attempting to erase Gaza from the map, or demanding the condemnation of Palestinian resistance while remaining silent on the continuous support for Israeli aggression.

Although the specific discourse in the Security Council wasn’t found, Libya’s stance aligns with discussions held by the Arab Group at a ministerial level concerning developments in Gaza. This highlighted the broader Arab world’s engagement in global dialogues about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict​​.

Libya has been in chaos since a NATO-backed uprising toppled longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The county has for years been split between rival administrations, each backed by rogue militias and foreign governments.

The current stalemate grew out of the failure to hold elections in December 2021, and the refusal of Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba, who is leading the transitional government, to step down.