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UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process Nickolay Mladenov

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov expressed his deep “alarm” late Wednesday over the military escalation along the Gaza-Israel border.

Striving to maintain the neutrality for which he has become legend, Mladenov wrote in a post on his official Twitter social networking site that he was “deeply alarmed by escalation of violence btw #Gaza & #Israel.”

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He went on to say that if the current escalation “isn’t contained immediately, [the] situation can rapidly deteriorate with devastating consequences [for] all.”

Was that something that either side didn’t already know?

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.