Statement by UN Special Coordinator, Tor Wennesland, on the situation in the occupied West Bank
“I condemn today’s attack by Israeli settlers against Palestinians and their property in the town of Huwwara in occupied West Bank.
I'm outraged by the continued incitement, provocations, and lack of accountability for these violent crimes.
One Palestinian was shot dead during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli settlers and Israeli security forces. Israel must ensure that the civilian population is protected, and perpetrators are held to account.
I call on leaders to work now to reduce tensions, hold perpetrators accountable and stop this senseless cycle of violence.”