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Ban Ki-Moon Sounds Alarm On Middle East Violence

Ban Sounds Alarm On Middle East Violence

2 July 2008 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced deep concern over incidents in Jerusalem and in the West Bank.

In a statement, Mr. Ban condemned an attack today in Jerusalem claiming several lives and injuring many others.

According to media reports, a man driving a tractor drove into vehicles and pedestrians.

The Secretary-General offered his condolences to the families of those killed and "wishes those injured a speedy recovery."

In a separate statement, he expressed concern over the firing of rockets by Israeli settlers at the Palestinian village of Burin in the West Bank.

"He calls on Israel to impose law and order and ensure the protection of the Palestinian population under occupation."

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Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Jerusalem Bulldozer Attack

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

"The Secretary-General condemns today's attack in Jerusalem, in which several people died and many were injured. He sends his condolences to the families of those killed and wishes those injured a speedy recovery."

Secretary-General
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