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UN chief Guterres calls for respect of status quo at holy sites

UN chief Guterres calls for respect of status quo at holy sites

NEW YORK, Saturday, April 16, 2022 (WAFA) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his call for the status quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem to be upheld and respected, after an Israeli onslaught on the holy site resulted in the injury of more than 120 Palestinians.

Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN chief, said Guterres voiced grave concern over the deteriorating security situation in Jerusalem and called for efforts to de-escalate the tension

“UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland is in close contact with key regional partners and the parties to calm the situation,” said Dujarric.

“Guterres reiterated his commitment to supporting Palestinians and Israelis to resolve the conflict on the basis of relevant UN resolutions, international law and bilateral agreements, said the statement.”

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