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2 July 2014
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING
BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC, SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON
WEDNESDAY, 2 JULY 2014
U.N. ENVOY IN MIDDLE EAST CONDEMNS MURDER OF PALESTINIAN TEENAGER
UN Special Coordinator
for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, strongly condemned the reported murder of a Palestinian boy in Jerusalem. He recalled the Secretary-General’s message that there can be no justification for the deliberate killing of civilians.
Mr. Serry said that the perpetrators of such heinous acts must be brought to justice. He repeated his call on all sides to do everything they can not to further an already tense atmosphere.
And the UN Relief and Works Agency (
) also condemned the killing this morning.
On Tuesday afternoon, the members of the
, in a press statement, condemned in the strongest terms the killing of three teenagers, whose bodies were discovered near the city of Hebron on 30 June.
They underlined the need to bring perpetrators of these acts to justice and encouraged Israel and the Palestinian Authority to continue working together to do so. They also urged all parties to refrain from steps that could further destabilize the situation.