UN / GAZA ROCKETS REAX

25-Mar-2019 00:00:52
In a statement read by his spokesperson, UN chief Antonio Guterres said the firing of a rocket from Gaza towards Israel today was a “serious and unacceptable violation.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / GAZA ROCKETS REAX
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 25 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY
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25 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General is gravely concerned by the latest developments regarding Gaza. Today’s firing of a rocket from Gaza towards Israel is a serious and unacceptable violation. We’re also aware of the latest reports of firing on Gaza and are monitoring events. We urge all sides to exercise maximum restraint.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We continue to work with Egypt and all concerned parties to try to deescalate the situation, and again encourage restraint. Further escalation is likely to make an already bad situation worse, in particular for civilians in and close to Gaza.”
6. Wide shot, press room
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In a statement read by his spokesperson, UN chief Antonio Guterres said the firing of a rocket from Gaza towards Israel today (25 Mar) was a “serious and unacceptable violation.”

Speaking to reporters in New York, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the Secretary-General was “gravely concerned” by the latest developments regarding Gaza and urged all sides to exercise maximum restraint.

Dujarric said the UN was also “aware of the latest reports of firing on Gaza” and was monitoring events. He said the UN continued to work with Egypt and all concerned parties to try to deescalate the situation.

The Spokesperson stressed that further escalation was “likely to make an already bad situation worse, in particular for civilians in and close to Gaza.”
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