New York

21 July 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attack in the West Bank

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General strongly condemns this evening’s stabbing attack by a Palestinian perpetrator, which resulted in the death of three members of an Israeli family in the Halamish settlement in the occupied West Bank.

He conveys his condolences to the bereaved and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General again calls on all to refrain from any actions or words that could further escalate an already volatile situation.