UN Middle East Envoy Strongly Condemns Deadly West Bank Arson Attack

Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–31 July 2015 – The United Nations special envoy on the Middle East today expressed his outrage over the “heinous murder” and the “terrorist crime” perpetrated against a Palestinian family in the West Bank.

“I am outraged by today’s vicious arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the Occupied West Bank village of Duma, near Nablus, which killed Palestinian toddler Ali, critically injured his mother and father, and injured his four-year old sibling,” the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, said in a statement issued today.

Joining in the “strong condemnations” issued by Israeli and Palestinian Governments and political leaders, the Special Coordinator called for a “full and prompt investigation” to bring the perpetrators of this “terrorist crime” to justice.

“This heinous murder was carried out for a political objective. We must not permit such acts to allow hate and violence to bring more personal tragedies and to bury any prospect of peace. This reinforces the need for an immediate resolution of the conflict and an end to the occupation.”


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