UN Official Condemns Israeli Settler Violence against Palestinians

18:07 - March 09, 2023
News ID: 3482749
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The UN Special Coordinator for the “Middle East Peace Process” denounced Israeli settler violence against Palestinians.

Tor Wennesland


Tor Wennesland said on Wednesday that he is "disturbed" by the ongoing violence and attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinians.

"I am deeply disturbed by the continuing violence and appalled by the attacks of Israeli settlers against Palestinians in Huwara near Nablus," said Wennesland.

In his written statement, a copy of which was seen by MEMO, Wennesland referred to the repeated Israeli settler attacks on Huwara that followed the major "pogrom" on 26 February.

"Israel, as the occupying power, must ensure that the civilian population is protected, and perpetrators are held to account," said the UN official "I condemn settler violence against Palestinians."

Referring to the Israeli killing of six Palestinians and wounding of 16 others in Jenin on Tuesday, he added: "I am also alarmed by the events that unfolded yesterday during an Israeli raid on Jenin, resulting in armed exchanges between Israeli security forces and armed Palestinians. We are in the midst of a cycle of violence that must be stopped immediately."


Source: Middle East Monitor