UN chief 'gravely concerned' as violence escalates in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel

Peace and Security
Yahya Arouri

The UN Secretary-General said he was "gravely concerned" at escalating violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory on Tuesday, while the UN rights office, OHCHR, appealed for “a redoubling of efforts to restore calm”, after airstrikes and days of clashes between protesters and Israeli police.

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