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15 May 1998
SECRETARY-GENERAL DEEPLY DISTURBED OVER OUTBREAK OF VIOLENCE IN OCCUPIED
TERRITORIES AND DEATHS AMONG PALESTINIAN POPULATION
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General is deeply disturbed over the outbreak of violence in the occupied territories leading to numerous deaths and injuries among the Palestinian population, including children. This tragic event underscores once more the importance of finding a way of moving the peace process forward without delay. In the meantime, it is essential for the parties to exercise maximum restraint.
The Secretary-General expresses his sympathy and condolences to the bereaved families.
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