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Department of Public Information (DPI)
5 August 2008
Spokesperson's Noon Briefing
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York
DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Michèle Montas, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
Good afternoon, all.
Questions and Answers
: Michelle, there were some reports today that Israel is digging [up] some graveyards in Palestine. What’s the policy of the United Nations regarding graveyards and the preservations of mosques and churches in occupied territories?
: You know, of course, that there is a general position that such things should not happen. We do not have any, of course, confirmation of this.
: But in abstract terms, would you denounce that, would you consider this as a crime?
: Well, I don’t know whether it’s a crime or not, but we have been condemning this type of thing, of course. But I don’t have any specific information on that, so I cannot comment on that specific information you just gave.
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