Killing of Palestinian child condemned by UN chief

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Photo/Mark Garten

The abduction and killing of a Palestinian child in East Jerusalem has been condemned by the United Nations Secretary-General.

The murder comes just days after the bodies of three abducted Israeli teenagers, were found.

Media reports quoted Palestinian sources as saying it was a revenge attack for the murder of the three Israelis.

Ban Ki-moon called for the perpetrators of what he called a "despicable act" to be promptly brought to justice.

He repeated his call on all parties to ensure that tensions do not escalate further, leading to more loss of life.

Sophie Outhwaite, United Nations

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