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Le Secrétaire général gravement préoccupé par la recrudescence des violences entre les Palestiniens et les Israéliens - Déclaration du Secrétaire général - Communiqué de presse
Department of Public Information (DPI)
24 February 2006
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York
SECRETARY-GENERAL GRAVELY CONCERNED BY ESCALATION OF ISRAELI MILITARY
OPERATIONS, INCREASE IN PALESTINIAN ROCKET ATTACKS
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General is gravely concerned about the escalation of Israeli Defence Forces military operations in the past days, especially in Nablus and Gaza, which have resulted in a number of Palestinian deaths. Civilians are reportedly among the casualties. He also expresses concern about a marked increase in rocket attacks by Palestinian militants against Israeli targets.
The Secretary-General renews his call to the parties to the conflict to abide by their obligations under international law, and in particular to ensure the protection of the civilian population, both Palestinian and Israeli.
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