UN Mideast envoy says he is ‘deeply alarmed’ after 9 Palestinians killed in Jenin

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

UN Mideast envoy Tor Wennesland at a UN Security Council meeting in New York, November 28, 2022. (Video Screenshot/ UN; Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
UN Mideast envoy Tor Wennesland at a UN Security Council meeting in New York, November 28, 2022. (Video Screenshot/ UN; Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

The United Nations envoy to the Middle East says he is “deeply alarmed and saddened” by the deaths of nine Palestinians during an Israeli army raid in the West Bank city of Jenin this morning.

“I am deeply alarmed and saddened by the continuing cycle of violence in the occupied West Bank. The deaths today of nine Palestinians, including militants and one woman, during an Israeli arrest operation in Jenin is another stark example,” says UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland in a statement.

“Since the beginning of this year, we are continuing to witness high levels of violence and other negative trends that characterized 2022. It is crucial to reduce tensions immediately and prevent more loss of life,” he says.

“I urge, and remain actively engaged with, Israeli and Palestinian authorities to de-escalate tensions, restore calm, and avoid further conflict,” Wennesland adds.

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