The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.


Questions and Answers


Question:  Thank you so much, Stéph.  On Monday evening, the Israeli occupation forces forced Mr. Abdo… Fawwaz Abdo to demolish his own home – upon the excuse that it doesn’t have a permit ‑ in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Jabal al‑Mukabber.  So, how do you classify this crime?  When you force somebody to demolish his own home and leave his family in the street, that’s one question.  And second, how come a crime of that magnitude passes unnoticed by the Special Representative of the Secretary‑General, Mr. [Nickolay] Mladenov?

Spokesman:  I’m not aware of… I personally am not aware of this particular incident.  That’s not to say that Mr. Mladenov is not aware.  We have spoken out, I think, very strongly against any type of demolition in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, but we’re… I’m happy to look into the case for you.

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