16 APRIL 2021
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, Stéphane. The settler violence is escalating. The… one settler killed a Palestinian yesterday — his name is Ali Abulkheir — next to Jericho. Two human right experts from Geneva issued a statement saying that these… violence of the settlers is [inaudible] and dangerous, and yet the man who is supposed to speak out also against this violence in Jerusalem, we don’t hear from him very much. Why the coordinate… this coordinator in occupied Palestine doesn’t say anything about these violations?
Spokesman: Well, he will no doubt report on these violations during his regular briefing to the Security Council. We, of course, back whatever our human rights colleagues said, and we condemn violence, and we will continue to do so.
For information media. Not an official record.
Document Sources: Secretary-General, Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the OPT, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
Subject: Casualties, Human rights and international humanitarian law, Incidents, Protection, Security issues, Settlements, Terrorism, Violence
Publication Date: 16/04/2021
URL source: https://www.un.org/press/en/2021/db210416.doc.htm