UN / PALESTINE

29-Sep-2021 00:02:02
Presenting the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2334, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland said he was “deeply concerned by the continued demolitions and seizures of Palestinian-owned structures” and urged Israel “to cease demolitions and evictions, in line with its obligations under international humanitarian law.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 29 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

29 SEPTEMBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council, Tor Wennesland on screen
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Tor Wennesland, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, United Nations:
“I remain deeply concerned by the continued demolitions and seizures of Palestinian-owned structures, which have included internationally funded humanitarian projects. I urge Israel to cease demolitions and evictions, in line with its obligations under international humanitarian law, and to approve plans that would enable these communities to build legally and address their development needs.”
4. Wide shot, Security Council
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Tor Wennesland, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, United Nations:
“Citing the absence of Israeli-issued building permits, which are almost impossible for Palestinians to obtain, 302 structures were demolished or seized by Israeli authorities or demolished by their owners to avoid heavy Israeli demolition fees. These actions displaced 433 people, including 251 children and 102 women.”
6. Wide shot, Security Council
SOUNDBITE (English) Tor Wennesland, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, United Nations:
“Unfortunately, daily violence continued. Overall, 27 Palestinians, including two women and five children, were killed by Israeli security forces (ISF) during demonstrations, clashes, security operations, and other incidents. One thousand four-hundred and forty-five Palestinians, including ten women and 152 children, were injured. Of these, 205 were injured by live ammunition. One Israeli soldier was killed by Palestinians, and 41 Israelis, including seven women and one child, were injured by Palestinians in clashes, rock and Molotov cocktail throwing, attacks and other incidents.”
7. Wide shot, Security Council
STORYLINE
Presenting the Secretary-General’s, report on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2334, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland today (29 Sep) said he was “deeply concerned by the continued demolitions and seizures of Palestinian-owned structures” and urged Israel “to cease demolitions and evictions, in line with its obligations under international humanitarian law.”

Wennesland also urged Israel “to approve plans that would enable these communities to build legally and address their development needs.” He said, “citing the absence of Israeli-issued building permits, which are almost impossible for Palestinians to obtain, 302 structures were demolished or seized by Israeli authorities or demolished by their owners to avoid heavy Israeli demolition fees. These actions displaced 433 people, including 251 children and 102 women.”

Security Council resolution 2334 (2016) calls on Israel to “immediately and completely cease all settlement activity in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem” and to “fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard.”

Unfortunately, the Special Coordinator said, “daily violence continued” over the reporting period, noting that “overall, 27 Palestinians, including two women and five children, were killed by Israeli security forces (ISF) during demonstrations, clashes, security operations, and other incidents.”

“One thousand four-hundred and forty-five Palestinians, including ten women and 152 children, were injured,” he continued, adding that “of these, 205 were injured by live ammunition.”

“He also noted that “one Israeli soldier was killed by Palestinians, and 41 Israelis, including seven women and one child, were injured by Palestinians in clashes, rock and Molotov cocktail throwing, attacks and other incidents.”

Security Council resolution 2334 calls for “immediate steps to prevent all acts of violence against civilians, including all acts of terror, as well as all acts of provocation and destruction.”
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