Israeli ambassador detained after protesting against Iranian President at UN General Assembly

Israel's UN Ambassador, Gilad Erdan protesting at UNGA.

Israel’s UN Ambassador, Gilad Erdan, was briefly detained by United Nations security personnel while he protested against Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s speech at the General Assembly, prompting security personnel to escort him out of the room.

Erdan was temporarily detained outside the chamber before being escorted away, as reported by international media.

This incident followed his display of a photo of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian prisoner who passed away in an Iranian prison, with the caption “Iranian women deserve freedom now.”

Approaching the platform where President Raisi was speaking, Erdan’s actions prompted security personnel to swiftly intervene, restrain him and escort him out of the premises.

Activists pointed out that Erdan seemed to forget that his country takes Palestinian lives and occupies their land while claiming to defend freedoms.

Pertinently, more than 200 Palestinians have been killed so far this year in the occupied West Bank– the highest number of fatalities since 2005, the United Nations Middle East envoy said in August.

On Tuesday, three Palestinians were killed and 30 wounded, some of them critically, in Jenin refugee camp during an Israeli army assault, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.

It said a youth was shot in the stomach and was brought to hospital in Jenin in critical condition before he was declared dead.

The ministry later said a second Palestinian was brought dead to the hospital with bullet wounds. The third later died of his wounds.

The three were identified as Rafat Omar Khamayseh, 22, Mahmoud Ali Saadi, 23, and Mahmoud Khaled Ararawi, 24.

Palestinian news agency WAFA quoting sources said a large army force stormed the camp and besieged two houses, shooting rockets at them.

A drone was also used in the attack against the Palestinian gunmen as armed clashes broke out during the raid.

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