UN / OCCUPIED WEST BANK UPDATE

03-Jul-2023 00:01:18
The Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, warned that the current escalation in the occupied West Bank “is very dangerous” and “all must ensure that the civilian population is protected.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / OCCUPIED WEST BANK UPDATE
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DATELINE: 03 JULY 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

03 JULY 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq at the podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Tor Wennesland, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, warned today that the current escalation in the occupied West Bank is very dangerous and follows months of mounting tensions. He said that eight Palestinians have been killed and several others wounded by Israeli Security Forces fire during an Israeli military operation that began early this morning. He added that the operation comes after months of growing tension that once again reminds us of the extremely volatile and unpredictable situation across the occupied West Bank. All must ensure that the civilian population is protected, he said. From the outset, Mr. Wennesland has been in direct contact with all relevant parties to urgently de-escalate the situation and ensure humanitarian access and delivery of necessary medical and other supplies into Jenin.”
5. Wide shot, Haq at the podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Although Israel is able to carry out security operations, it has to do so in such a way that avoids civilian casualties and destruction of civilian infrastructure.”
Wide shot, end of briefing
STORYLINE
The Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, today (3 Jul) warned that the current escalation in the occupied West Bank “is very dangerous” and “all must ensure that the civilian population is protected.”

In a statement read by UN spokesperson Farhan Haq in New York, Wennesland said that during an Israeli military operation, which follows “months of mounting tensions,” eight Palestinians were killed “and several others wounded by Israeli Security Forces fire.”

Wennesland, Haq said, “has been in direct contact with all relevant parties to urgently de-escalate the situation and ensure humanitarian access and delivery of necessary medical and other supplies into Jenin.”

Responding to a journalist’s question, Haq said, “although Israel is able to carry out security operations, it has to do so in such a way that avoids civilian casualties and destruction of civilian infrastructure.”
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