UN / ISRAEL PALESTINE

06-May-2019 00:01:07
In a statement, UN chief António Guterres “condemned in the strongest terms the launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel, particularly the targeting of civilian population centres,” over the weekend. He urged “all parties to exercise maximum restraint, immediately de-escalate and return to the understandings of the past few months.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 06 MAY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

06 MAY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2.Various shots, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“He urged all parties to exercise maximum restraint, immediately de-escalate and return to the understandings of the past few months.”
4.Med shot, press briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The latest escalation over the weekend was the worst since the 2014 conflict. Fortunately, following a series of engagements with Egypt, Qatar, and all concerned parties, we were able to contain it, based on understandings on the humanitarian situation in Gaza and the livelihoods of people, with no violence at the Gaza perimeter fence. It is now up to the parties to implement these understandings. If the calm is sustained, the United Nations believes that we will be able to discuss longer-term arrangements to improve the situation and provide relief for the people of Gaza by easing the closures, and support for the reconciliation process.”
6. Wide shot, reporters
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In a statement, UN chief António Guterres “condemned in the strongest terms the launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel, particularly the targeting of civilian population centres,” over the weekend. He urged “all parties to exercise maximum restraint, immediately de-escalate and return to the understandings of the past few months.”

UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters today ( 06 May) that for the past year, the United Nations has been working hard to prevent the situation in Gaza from escalating and to provide humanitarian relief to the population.

He said, “the latest escalation over the weekend was the worst since the 2014 conflict. Fortunately, following a series of engagements with Egypt, Qatar, and all concerned parties, we were able to contain it, based on understandings on the humanitarian situation in Gaza and the livelihoods of people, with no violence at the Gaza perimeter fence. It is now up to the parties to implement these understandings.”

Dujarric added, “if the calm is sustained, the United Nations believes that we will be able to discuss longer-term arrangements to improve the situation and provide relief for the people of Gaza by easing the closures, and support for the reconciliation process.”

The UN Special Coordinator, Nickolay Mladenov, will be going to Cairo Tuesday (07 May) to continue his discussions with relevant parties.
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