Statement by United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on Friday’s attack in the occupied West Bank - Jerusalem, 14 October 2018

“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.

Such attacks only seek to drag everyone into a new cycle of violence that would further undermine the prospects of peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

I urge all to condemn violence and stand up to terrorism.”

[ENDS]

Murad Bakri
Public Information Officer
Office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
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