NOTES TO CORRESPONDENTS
In response to question at Noon Briefing
New York, 14 September 2015
The Secretary-General remains concerned by the latest escalation at the Holy Sites of the Old City of Jerusalem and other violence, including a stone throwing incident which resulted in the death of an Israeli man in East Jerusalem.
The Secretary-General has consistently reiterated the importance of respect for the religious freedom of all, and for worshippers of all faiths to have access to their holy sites.
These events once again underscored the importance of reaching a final status agreement through negotiations on all issues, including arrangements for the holy sites that are acceptable to all.