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19 Nov 2018 description

19 NOVEMBER 2018

(AS DELIVERED)
Mr. President,

Members of the Security Council,

In recent days we have witnessed another dangerous escalation of violence in Gaza that risked unleashing an armed conflict with catastrophic consequences for two million impoverished Palestinian people who live under the control of Hamas and have endured three wars and crippling Israeli closures.

18 Oct 2018 description

As delivered

Madame President,

Members of the Security Council,

Every month I brief this Council on the situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian Question.

Every month we speak of how continued settlement construction and the demolition of Palestinian structures in the occupied West Bank undermine the very foundations of the prospect of a sovereign Palestinian state. We condemn terror, violence and incitement that eat away at the trust between Israelis and Palestinians. We call for unity and reconciliation.

14 Oct 2018 description

“I condemn this Friday’s attack in the occupied West Bank in which a Palestinian woman, Aisha AlRabi, a mother of eight, was killed and her husband injured by stones allegedly thrown by Israeli assailants.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Aisha and I wish a speedy recovery to her injured husband.

I take note that an investigation has been initiated and call on the Israeli authorities to ensure that those responsible are swiftly brought to justice.

26 Sep 2018 description

The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations met on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York to discuss the prospects for peace negotiations and the situation on the ground, in particular in Gaza.

The envoys expressed their deep concern over the continued escalation in Gaza.

25 Sep 2018 description

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, Jerusalem - As the situation on the ground in Gaza is on the brink of collapse, a United Nations report has called for urgent steps to prevent violent confrontation in Gaza, support for the return of the legitimate Palestinian Government and humanitarian assistance. This includes easing of Israeli movement and access restrictions, de-escalating tensions and urgent humanitarian and economic interventions to address Gaza's failing basic services and devastated economy.