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UN chief concerned about unfolding violence in Jerusalem


(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))

NEW YORK, 22nd July, 2017 (WAM) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern about the situation in the Old City of Jerusalem, which has been the scene of escalating violence in recent days.

In a statement, his spokesperson said that the Secretary-General deeply deplores the death of three Palestinians in clashes on Friday with the Israeli security forces and "calls for these incidents to be fully investigated."

He urged the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to refrain from actions that could further escalate the situation. Mr. Guterres also called all political, religious and community leaders to help reduce tension.

"The Secretary-General reiterates that the sanctity of religious sites should be respected as places for reflection, not violence," the spokesperson said.

WAM/Nour Salman

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