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UN’s Mideast envoy welcomes Gaza ceasefire, mourns loss of life and injuries

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland briefs, over video conference, the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question on January 26, 2021. (Daniela Penkova/UNSCO/File)
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland briefs, over video conference, the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question on January 26, 2021. (Daniela Penkova/UNSCO/File)

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland welcomes the ceasefire between Israel and the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group, which has gone into effect after over three days of fighting.

“I welcome the ceasefire in Gaza and Israel after days of conflict. Deeply saddened by the loss of life & injuries, including children,” Wennesland tweets.

“I commend Egypt for its crucial role in establishing the ceasefire and for the strong support from Qatar, US & others,” he says.

“The situation is still very fragile, and I urge all parties to observe the ceasefire.”

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