Friday, November 20, 2015

UN Secretary-General Condemns Attacks in Israel and the West Bank

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned yesterday’s terror attacks in Israel and the occupied West Bank that killed five people, including three Israelis, a Palestinian and an American. In a statement issued by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson, Mr. Ban expressed hopes for a full and speedy recovery for those injured and stressed that it is imperative to restore calm. “The Secretary-General calls upon all political, religious and community leaders to speak out against such brutal acts and refrain from incendiary language,” said the statement. Mr. Ban reiterated that only a ‘negotiated solution to the conflict can bring peace and security to the peoples of this troubled land.’

(Adapted from a UN Press Release)

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