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7 July 2014
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING
BY FARHAN HAQ, DEPUTY SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON
MONDAY, 7 JULY 2014
U.N. ENVOY IN MIDDLE EAST RECEIVED LETTER FROM PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT REQUESTING INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION
In response to questions, the Spokesman confirmed that
, in his capacity as the Secretary-General’s representative on the ground was handed a letter on Sunday by President Mahmoud Abbas which calls for “an international and independent investigation into the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir”.
Haq added that the letter is being transmitted to the Secretary-General, who had not yet seen the letter. The letter would then be evaluated and responded to in due course.
Asked about the violence on the ground, the Spokesman referred to the statements that the Secretary-General has issued, including on the
killings of the three Israeli teenagers
and of the
youth killed in Jerusalem