UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq made a written statement on the subject.
In the statement, it was stated that Guterres condemned all acts of violence and terrorism against civilians, including the killing of 4 Israelis and the burning of houses, schools and vehicles by settlers in the occupied West Bank.
“Reducing tension is vital”
In the statement, which stated that the Secretary General was deeply concerned about the events in which 7 Palestinians, including 2 children, lost their lives as a result of the Israeli army attack in Jenin on June 19, “It is vital to reduce the tension and prevent its escalation.” expression was used.
“Israel, the occupying power, must ensure the protection of the civilian population against all forms of violence and hold the criminals accountable,” the statement said. emphasis was made.
Pointing out that Israel has to fulfill its obligations under international humanitarian law, it was noted that this includes proportional use of force and taking measures to protect civilians in military operations.
“Guterres is deeply concerned about the ongoing violence and loss of life in the occupied Palestinian territories,” the statement said. message has been given.
Tension in the region
The Israeli army has increased its raids and attacks in the occupied West Bank in recent days and caused the death of many Palestinians, escalating the tension in the region.
The Israeli army carried out an attack on the city of Jenin in the north of the West Bank on Monday, using “Apache” type helicopters as well as many armored vehicles. In the attack, 7 Palestinians, including 2 children, lost their lives and at least 66 Palestinians were injured. 7 Israeli soldiers were also injured in the clashes.
After the bloody attack in Jenin, an armed attack took place near a gas station in Eli, an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank, and 4 Israeli settlers were killed yesterday.
About 700,000 Jewish settlers live in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are considered illegal under international law.
With Israel’s bloody raids in the West Bank and airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, the number of Palestinians killed since the beginning of the year has risen to 175.