New York, 29 October 2007 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General On GazaThe Secretary-General reiterates his call for the cessation of indiscriminate rocket attacks by Palestinian militants targeting Israel and strongly condemns these actions. However he also believes strongly that punitive measures taken by Israel which harm the well-being of the entire population of the Gaza Strip are unacceptable. The limitation of fuel and electricity supplies deepens the humanitarian distress of the 1.4 million residents of Gaza, as does the reduction of the supply of essential commodities and the tightening of restrictions on movement and access. The Secretary-General calls upon Israel to reconsider its actions and for all concerned to protect civilians and to meet their obligations under international law.
Statements on 29 October 2007
- Cordoba, Spain, 29 October 2007 - Secretary-General's message to the International Conference on Tourism, Religions and the Dialogue of Cultures
- Kigali, Rwanda, 29 October 2007 - Secretary-General's message to the Connect Africa Summit [delivered by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, Department of Economic and Social Affairs]