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UN chief António Guterres today reiterated his call on the Government of Israel to “immediately halt all settlement activity, which is a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution, and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 04 FEBRUARY 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

04 FEBRUARY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

1. Various shots, General Assembly Hall
2. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The public health system has been pushed to the brink due to the occupation and the fragile socio-economic, humanitarian, and political situation. The United Nations and its partners are supporting the Palestinian Government’s work to control the spread of the pandemic. Through the efforts of the World Health Organization and UNICEF, the UN is also supporting the Government’s preparedness to receive and administer vaccines.”
3. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
4. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I reiterate my call on the Government of Israel to immediately halt all settlement activity, which is a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution, and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace. Persistent acts of violence in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem and Gaza, as well as Israeli movement and access restrictions and other violations of international humanitarian and human rights law exacerbate mistrust between Israelis and Palestinians and drive us further from peace.”
5. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
6. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The holding of elections in the occupied West Bank – including East Jerusalem and Gaza – will be a crucial step towards Palestinian unity. It will give renewed legitimacy to national institutions, including a democratically elected Parliament and Government in Palestine. Elections are a vital part of building a democratic Palestinian State founded on the rule of law with equal rights for all.”
7. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations:
“As the international community confronts the COVID-19 pandemic and areas of other crisis, from poverty and hunger to climate change, to conflicts and the grave humanitarian, socio-economic and security consequences, they are reckoning the goals of building back better must be brought and inclusive. We appeal that Palestine not to be the exception to these lofty goals.”
9. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall

STORYLINE:

UN chief António Guterres today (04 Feb) reiterated his call on the Government of Israel to “immediately halt all settlement activity, which is a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution, and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.”

Addressing the first meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Guterres said, “persistent acts of violence in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem and Gaza, as well as Israeli movement and access restrictions and other violations of international humanitarian and human rights law exacerbate mistrust between Israelis and Palestinians and drive us further from peace.”

The UN chief also said, “the public health system has been pushed to the brink due to the occupation and the fragile socio-economic, humanitarian, and political situation,” adding “the United Nations and its partners are supporting the Palestinian Government’s work to control the spread of the pandemic.”
Guterres continued, “through the efforts of the World Health Organization and UNICEF, the UN is also supporting the Government’s preparedness to receive and administer vaccines.”

The Secretary-General also welcomed the Presidential decree issued by President Mahmoud Abbas to hold legislative, presidential and Palestinian National Council elections this year.

Guterres said, “the holding of elections in the occupied West Bank – including East Jerusalem and Gaza – will be a crucial step towards Palestinian unity.”
He continued, “it will give renewed legitimacy to national institutions, including a democratically elected Parliament and Government in Palestine,” adding “elections are a vital part of building a democratic Palestinian State founded on the rule of law with equal rights for all.”
Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations said, “as the international community confronts the COVID-19 pandemic and areas of other crisis, from poverty and hunger to climate change, to conflicts and the grave humanitarian, socio-economic and security consequences, they are reckoning the goals of building back better must be brought and inclusive.”
He appealed that Palestine “not to be the exception to these lofty goals.”
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