13 JULY 2021

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

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Questions and Answers

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Question:  My second question, I raised this before, Farhan.  As you know, the Palestinian Authority had arrested number of Palestinian activists and demonstrators who went to the street after the assassination of Nizar Banat, and I asked if Mr. [Tor] Wennesland had raised this issue with the… with any official among the Palestinian Authority, and I still ask for the same question.  Thank you.

Deputy Spokesman:  Mr. Wennesland has been relating all of our various human rights concerns with his interlocutors on the ground, and that’s as much detail that I can give on that at the moment.

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For information media. Not an official record.