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Le Secrétaire général condamne une nouvelle fois les tirs de roquettes contre Israël et appelle ce dernier à s'abstenir d'actes de punition collective - Déclaration du Secrétaire général - Communiqué de presse Français

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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
Secretary-General
5 July 2006

Secretary-General
SG/SM/10552
PAL/2055

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York


SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS FIRING OF ROCKETS FROM GAZA INTO ISRAEL; CALLS AGAIN

ON ISRAEL TO REFRAIN FROM ACTIONS AMOUNTING TO COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT


The following statement was issued today in Accra, Ghana, by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General once again condemns the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel, such as the one which struck a school in the town of Ashkelon yesterday.  He also calls again on the Government of Israel to refrain from actions that amount to collective punishment of Palestinian civilians, and to ensure delivery of fuel, commodities and other essentials into Gaza.

The Secretary-General again reminds the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority of their obligations under international humanitarian law, regarding protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

The Secretary-General repeats his call for the immediate release of Corporal Gilad Shalit.

The situation is dangerous and could be explosive.  The Secretary-General urges all concerned to step back from the brink.


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