US ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greet each other on stage during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. AFP / MENAHEM KAHANA
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The U.S. Ambassador to Israel said Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump's administration's Middle East peace plan is just months away.David Friedman spoke with Israeli media at the new U.S. Embassy in occupied Jerusalem.This followed news that a Palestinian teenager shot by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank had died of his wounds, the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement."Gaza's infrastructure teeters on the verge of total collapse, particularly its electricity and water networks as well as its health system," he said.After his briefing, the Security Council held closed consultations including on a proposed U.N. resolution backed by Arab nations condemning Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians "in the strongest terms," especially in Gaza, and authorizing the deployment of an international force to protect civilians.
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