9 April 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11505

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS TERRORIST ATTACK BY PALESTINIAN MILITANTS


AGAINST DEPOT IN SOUTHERN ISRAEL

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack today by Palestinian militants against the Nahal Oz depot in southern Israel, in which two Israeli civilian contractors working to supply fuel to the Gaza Strip were killed and others injured.


He is gravely concerned at the prospect of an escalation in violence and, while recognizing Israelís legitimate right to self-defence, deplores the reported civilian casualties among Palestinians during Israeli military operations this afternoon.† The United Nations calls for the protection of all civilians in the conflict.


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