UN chief condemns terror attacks in Israel and the West Bank

People in a market in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel

20 November 2015 – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned yesterday’s terror attacks in Israel and the occupied West Bank that killed five people, including three Israelis, a Palestinian and an American.

In a statement issued by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson, Mr. Ban expressed hopes for a full and speedy recovery for those injured and stressed that it is imperative to restore calm.

“The Secretary-General calls upon all political, religious and community leaders to speak out against such brutal acts and refrain from incendiary language,” said the statement.

Mr. Ban reiterated that only a ‘negotiated solution to the conflict can bring peace and security to the peoples of this troubled land.’

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