UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ about Jenin operation

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to reporters during a news conference, in Baghdad, Iraq, March 1, 2023. (Hadi Mizban/AP)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to reporters during a news conference, in Baghdad, Iraq, March 1, 2023. (Hadi Mizban/AP)

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “is deeply concerned about the developments in Jenin,” according to a statement released by his office.

Guterres “affirms that all military operations must be conducted with full respect for international humanitarian law,” the statement says.

Asked about Israeli drone strikes, a spokesperson tells reporters, “It is not acceptable for there to be armed attacks in areas of high population density.”

“All parties need to abide by international humanitarian law,” the spokesperson says.

The spokesperson says Guterres is evaluating the situation, and is “in touch with a range of parties,” while he stresses the need to avoid further escalation.

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