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UN chief condemns Israel attack, says it mustn't deter talks
'Violence and terror will not bring a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—quite the opposite,' says spokesperson to United Nations stated Secretary-General Antonio Guterres; UN Security Council also comes out against 'this reprehensible act of terrorism,' calling for those responsible to be brought to justice.

The United Nations stated Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the "terrorist attack" that killed four Israeli soldiers but believes it shouldn't be allowed to undermine the necessity of restarting restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

 

 

The new UN chief also warned that "violence and terror will not bring a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—quite the opposite," UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Monday.

 

Antonio Guterres (PhotoL: AFP)
Antonio Guterres (PhotoL: AFP)

 

Dujarric said Guterres stressed that those responsible for Sunday's attack by a Palestinian who rammed his truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers at a Jerusalem tourist spot and also injured 17 people "must be brought to justice, condemned and disavowed."

 

The UN Security Council similarly condemned "the terrorist attack" in the strongest terms and called for "those responsible for this reprehensible act of terrorism to be held accountable."

 

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