An mergency meeting of the UN General Assembly is due to be held next Wednesday at 3:00 pm (19:00 GMT) to vote on an Arab-backed resolution on Gaza, the body’s president Miroslav Lajcak announced Friday.
The resolution will condemn Israel, and will be similar to one vetoed by the United States in the Security Council last week, which called for protecting Palestinians from Israeli aggression, according to diplomats.
It comes as four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border on Friday, as weeks of deadly clashes with protesters continued.
Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly have no binding value, unlike those passed by the Security Council.
“We will work next week to get the maximum number of votes,” a diplomat from a country that supported the measure told AFP.