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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on an arson attack on a synagogue in the West Bank

New York , 8 February 2016

The Secretary-General condemns the arson attack on 6 February against a synagogue in the occupied West Bank and calls for a thorough investigation to quickly bring the perpetrators to justice.

The Secretary-General also calls on all sides to respect the sanctity of all holy sites, refrain from any inflammatory actions or statements and reject the extremist elements that are pursuing a political agenda seeking to transform the current situation into a religious conflict.

Statements on 8 February 2016