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Source: United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
23 December 2010




Statement by Robert H. Serry

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

on efforts to calm the situation in Southern Israel and Gaza

23 December 2010


For Immediate Release

"Following the recent escalation of tensions in Gaza and southern Israel, I and my team have been engaged in efforts to help de-escalate the situation. The UN does not want to see any renewed intensification of conflict and has been sending a message of utmost restraint and concern for the protection of civilians in Gaza and Israel. I am encouraged that we are hearing a clear desire from all concerned to de-escalate the situation and respect calm and I appeal for an end to acts of violence."

ENDS

For further details please contact:
Richard Miron
Mobile: +972 (0)54 5627825
Email: mironr@un.org

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