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31 May 2001
SECRETARY-GENERAL EXTENDS CONDOLENCES
AT DEATH OF FAISAL AL-HUSSEINI
The following statement was issued today by the Office of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General was profoundly saddened by the sudden death of Faisal al-Husseini. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. al-Husseini, and to the Palestinian people for the loss of one of their most distinguished and principled leaders.
Faisal al-Husseini embodied the aspirations of his people, and infused their cause with integrity and justice. The Secretary-General calls on leaders on both sides of the conflict to pay tribute to Mr. al-Husseini's legacy by redoubling their own efforts to end the violence and work towards a just and secure peace for both peoples.
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