Press Releases

     

    SG/SM/7887
    PAL/1892
    12 July 2001

     

    SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY URGES ISRAELI AUTHORITIES TO HALT DEMOLITION OF PALESTINIAN HOMES

    NEW YORK, 11 July (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General believes that actions such as the demolition of Palestinian homes which took place on 9 and 10 July only aggravate the already extremely tense situation in the occupied Palestinian territory. He strongly urges the Israeli authorities to halt such activities.

    The Secretary-General reiterates his appeal to both sides to exercise maximum restraint, cease the violence and re-initiate the peace process by implementing the Mitchell report.

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