Sheikh Jarrah Evacuation Order, Incident at Checkpoint Near Bethlehem – 3 May 2021 Daily Press Briefing – (Excerpts)

3 MAY 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:  Okay.  My second question, the Israeli court gave the people of the neighbourhood Sheikh Jarrah until Thursday to evacuate so its settlers can’t come in.  It’s an open ethnic cleansing, and yet there was no statement, neither from the Secretary-General or his Special Envoy, on Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

Do you have anything to say?  [cross talk]

Spokesman:  I will see… I haven’t seen the court ruling, but I will check and get back to you.

Question:  And the last thing, a senior woman, 60-year-old — her name is Rahad Mohammed Moussa Zaul [phonetic] — was shot at the checkpoint south of Bethlehem under the claim that she was attempting to stab anybody, to stab the two soldiers.  They shot her and she died few hours later, and the video shows that she was no threat to the soldiers.  You have any knowledge of this incident… [cross talk]

Spokesman:  I will check… Let me check on that particular incident.


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