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UNITED NATIONS
Press Release

Department of Public Information l News Coverage Service l New York

SG/SM/4080
8 February 1988

SECRETARY-GENERAL EXPRESSES DISTRESS OVER WORSENING VIOLENCE IN WEST BANK AND GAZA

The following statement. was made today by a spokesman for Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar:

The Secretary-General is distressed by the worsening violence on the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip. He deplores the deaths and injuries which have taken place. As indicated in his report, he believes that there is an urgent need for Israel to apply in full the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention and that the problem in the occupied territories will not be solved by beatings and gun-fire.
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