Question of Palestine home || Permalink || About UNISPAL || Search

Follow UNISPAL RSS Twitter

Source: United Nations News Service (See also > DPI)
1 August 2002

Remarks by the Secretary-General upon arrival at Headquarters
1 August 2002
(unofficial transcript)



Q: What does the report have to say – the Jenin report – have to say about the death tolls?

SG: I think the Jenin report is out this morning, and it gives the death toll in each of the cities. And obviously, this is a report about the tragic events which took place in the Middle East. It is not an on-the-spot investigation. But we built on reports available in the public domain. While some of the facts may be in dispute, I think it is clear that the Palestinian population have suffered and are suffering, the humanitarian consequences which are very severe. And I would hope that both parties would draw the right lessons from this tragic episode and take steps to end the cycle of violence, which is killing innocent civilians on both sides.

Thank you very much.


Follow UNISPAL RSS Twitter