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Tor Wennesland, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland called on Saturday for an immediate halt to rocket attacks on southern Israel fired from Gaza. He also called for an end to “provocative acts across Jerusalem” as well.

“I am alarmed by the recent escalations in Jerusalem and around Gaza,” Wennesland said in a statement.


“The provocative acts across Jerusalem must cease. The indiscriminate launching of rockets towards Israeli population centers violates international law and must stop immediately,” he said.

“I condemn all such acts of violence and I reiterate my call upon all sides to exercise maximum restraint and avoid further escalation,” he continued, “particularly during the holy month of Ramadan and this politically charged time for all.”

He added that the UN is “working with all concerned parties to de-escalate the situation.”


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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, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.