Statement by UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, on the situation in the occupied West Bank
Earlier today, 11 Palestinians, including an elderly man and a minor, were killed and some 100 were injured, during an Israeli security forces’ arrest operation and ensuing clashes with armed Palestinians in Nablus in the occupied West Bank.
I am deeply disturbed by the continuing cycle of violence and appalled by the loss of civilian lives.
I am continuing my engagement with all concerned parties to deescalate the situation. I urge all sides to refrain from steps that could further enflame an already volatile situation.