UNSC fails to agree on condemnation of J'lem shooting attack

The UN Security Council failed to come to an agreement overnight Thursday on issuing an official condemnation of the shooting attack in Jerusalem's Mercaz Harav Yeshiva because of Libyan opposition. "Most members (of the council) wanted to condemn (the attack) but Libya blocked it," Israel's ambassador to the UN, Dan Gillerman, told reporters. US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said US efforts to issue a statement condemning the attack "in the strongest terms" failed because Libya sought to link it to its own resolution urging condemnation of Israel over the IDF operation in the Gaza Strip last week.