9 January 2017

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Jerusalem Attack, Stressing that Violence, Terror Will Not Bring Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack by a Palestinian assailant which took place in Jerusalem yesterday.  He conveys his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a swift recovery to those who were injured.

Violence and terror will not bring a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — quite the opposite.  All those responsible for such acts must be brought to justice, condemned and disavowed.  Their acts should not be allowed to deter from the need for a renewed commitment to dialogue.

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