Two thirds of the UN Security Council members expressed "grave concern" over the failure to implement a resolution in 2016 calling for an end to Israeli settlement construction on land Palestinians want to establish their state.
Two-thirds of the UN Security Council members expressed "grave concern" over the failure to implement the decision to halt Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip, Reuters reported.
Ten members of the 15-nation council were joined by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterich, with the highest number of Palestinian casualties in a single day since 2014, the agency said.
Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians who took part in protests on the Gaza Strip border as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.
Bolivia, China, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, France, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru and Sweden said in the letter: "The Security Council must stand behind its decisions and ensure that they are meaningful. Otherwise we risk undermining the credibility of the international system."
The Security Council had adopted a month before US President Donald Trump came to power in January 2017 resolution demanding the end of Israeli settlement construction received the approval of 14 votes with the administration of former President Barack Obama to vote.
Trump denounced the resolution and called on the United States to use its veto power.
The United Nations envoy to the Middle East, Nikolai Mladenov, told the council last year that Israel was flouting the request for a halt to settlement construction and that both sides were ignoring a call to stop provocation and incitement.
The signatories said they were writing "to express our deep concern over the non-implementation of the resolution."
The 10 members also called on Guterich on Monday to start submitting his quarterly reports on the implementation of the resolution in writing rather than orally.
The resolution also affirms that it "will not recognize any changes to the June 4, 1967 borders, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than what the parties agree through negotiations."
Israel considers Jerusalem its capital while Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future independent state. Finished