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Ban Ki-moon: Violence only undermines the legitimate Palestinian aspirations for statehood

“If we do not act fast the dynamics on the ground may only get worse, with serious repercussions in and beyond Israel and Palestine … Violence only undermines the legitimate Palestinian aspirations for statehood, and of the longing of Israelis for security and peace.”

“My visit reflects the sense of global alarm at the dangerous escalation in violence between Israelis and Palestinians … I am here to encourage and support all efforts to lower tensions and prevent the situation from spinning out of control.” (UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon speaking at a press conference alongside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, 20/10/2015