Libya's Ambassador to the United Nations, Taher Al-Sunni, has demanded Western Powers to stop their "double standard" when addressing the Palestinian issue.

"We reject any attempt to displace the Palestinians from their country, especially Gaza," Al-Sunni said, stressing that Palestine will remain the prime issue until establishing the State of Palestine with Al-Quds as its capital.

Addressing the Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday, the ambassador said the UNSC has turned into a political wrestling ring, expressing his regret that it did not issue any resolution "to stop the brutal aggression against innocent people in Gaza."

He said the Palestinian issue cannot be viewed solely based on the events of October 20th, as he underscored the importance of addressing the root causes of the conflict, including the settlement policy and the killing of "the dream of peace" over the past 75 years.

On Wednesday, a US veto undermined a Brazilian-drafted resolution calling for humanitarian pauses for aid to Gaza, arguing that the resolution did not sufficiently underscore Israel’s right to self-defence.

The draft got yes votes from 12 out of the 15 UNSC members, with Russia and the UK abstaining.

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