HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC,
SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES
MONDAY, 25 MARCH 2019

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GAZA

The Secretary-General is gravely concerned by the latest developments regarding Gaza. Today’s firing of a rocket from Gaza towards Israel is a serious and unacceptable violation.

We are also aware of the latest reports of firing on Gaza and are monitoring events.
We urge all side to exercise maximum restraint.

The Secretary-General is set to meet tomorrow with his Special Coordinator, Nickolay Mladenov, who is also scheduled to brief the Security Council in person and where he will discuss the latest developments. This is a pre-scheduled briefing.

We continue to work with Egypt and all concerned parties to try to de-escalate the situation and again, encourage restraint. Further escalation is likely to make an already bad situation worse, in particular for civilians in and close to Gaza.

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