SECRETARY-GENERAL CONCERNED AT ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE IN GAZA, SOUTHERN ISRAEL

16 April 2008
SG/SM/11517

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONCERNED AT ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE IN GAZA, SOUTHERN ISRAEL

16 April 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11517
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONCERNED AT ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE IN GAZA, SOUTHERN ISRAEL

 


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


The Secretary-General is gravely concerned at the escalation of violence in Gaza and southern Israel today.  He condemns the reported civilian casualties among Palestinians, including children, during Israeli military operations, and calls on Israel to abide by its obligations under international humanitarian law and human rights law.  The Secretary-General also reiterates his condemnation of rocket fire against Israeli civilian targets.  He urges all parties to exercise restraint.


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