HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING

BY MARIE OKABE
DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON

UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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U.N. PEACE COORDINATOR CONCERNED ABOUT ISRAELI INCURSION INTO GAZA:  Asked about the Israeli incursion into Gaza on Tuesday, the Spokeswoman said that the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process says it is concerned by the escalation in violence, the potential for further loss of life, and the worsening of an already worrying situation in Gaza and Southern Israel.

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