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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Statement

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza

New York, 12 March 2014

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the multiple rocket attacks today on Israel from Gaza, for which Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility. While reports of damage and injuries are still being ascertained, the Secretary-General deplores the severe escalation of violence. He urges all actors to exercise maximum restraint to prevent further incidents that could bring greater escalation and destabilisation in the region.


Statements on 12 March 2014