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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Statement

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Sinai Attack

New York, 6 August 2012

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terror attack yesterday on a border checkpoint in the Sinai, which killed 16 Egyptian police officers and injured others as they were breaking the Ramadan fast, and was followed by the penetration of the border into Israel, putting Israeli citizens potentially at risk. Such attacks are totally unacceptable.

The Secretary-General hopes that the perpetrators will be swiftly identified and brought to justice.   He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.
                 
 


Statements on 6 August 2012