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Source: Office of the Quartet Representative (OQR)
24 June 2014

Quartet Representative statement on current situation

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 in Office of the Quartet Representative

Commentating on the ongoing situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Quartet Representative Tony Blair said today:

“I am deeply troubled by the ongoing events in Israel and the Palestinian territories, including the deaths of Palestinian civilians, and the wide-scale arrests. Israel must act with restraint when operating in populated Palestinian areas – including Gaza – and ensure that civilians are not harmed. Steps must also be taken to limit restrictions on movement and access in the West Bank.

“As I stressed last week in my meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu, the international community utterly condemns the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers and calls for their immediate and unconditional release. I welcome President Abbas’s condemnation of this heinous act."

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