UN chief “deeply concerned” over Gaza clashes

NEW YORK, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres late Friday voiced “deep concern” over the clashes at the Gaza fence between Palestinians participating in the “Great Return March” and Israeli Security Forces, said his spokesperson.

The clashes resulted in at least 15 deaths and a large number of injured. “His thoughts are with the families of the victims,” said the spokesperson.

The Secretary General calls for an independent and transparent investigation into these incidents. He also appeals to those concerned to refrain from any act that could lead to further casualties and in particular any measures that could place civilians in harm’s way, the spokesperson quoted Guterres as saying.

This tragedy underlines the urgency of revitalizing the peace process aiming at creating the conditions for a return to meaningful negotiations for a peaceful solution that will allow Palestinians and Israelis to live side by side peacefully and in security, Guterres said, reaffirming the UN’s readiness to support these efforts.

Source: Kuwait News Agency