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26 September 1996
SECRETARY-GENERAL EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER WEST BANK AND GAZA
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali:
The Secretary-General is gravely concerned over the clashes which have erupted in the West Bank and Gaza. He deplores the escalation of violence in which, until now, dozens of Palestinians and several Israelis have been killed, and in which hundreds have been wounded.
The Secretary-General urges restraint and appeals for a halt to any provocative action. He calls on both the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships to bring an immediate end to the violence and prevent further casualties.
He also calls on the parties to resume in earnest negotiations that will lead to full implementation of the agreements already reached.
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