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Greater protection needed for Palestinians amid rising violence, annexation threat

New York: The international community must take firm and principled action to protect the human rights and dignity of Palestinians, amid mounting violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and the threat of even further annexation, an independent UN-appointed rights expert said on Thursday.

Crystalize recent diplomatic shifts, top UN envoy urges Israelis, Palestinians

New York: With the converging Ramadan, Easter and Passover holidays now beginning, Israelis and Palestinians must urgently crystalize agreements reached at several recent diplomatic meetings – the first of their kind in nearly a decade – the senior UN official for Middle East peace told the Security Council on Wednesday, while warning of escalating violence and inflammatory rhetoric on both sides.

Envoy ‘deeply disturbed’ by mounting violence between Israelis and Palestinians

In response to the latest violent unrest in the West Bank, the UN Middle East envoy has underlined the need for Israelis and Palestinians to exercise restraint to avoid further escalation.

Israel-Palestine: UN envoy gravely concerned over killings and retaliatory attacks

New York: Following the latest wave of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland on Monday appealed for both sides to take action towards addressing core issues fuelling their conflict.

Top UN officials call on parties to swiftly reduce ‘ominous’ surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence

New York: Israeli-Palestinian parties must urgently rein in escalating violence and work towards realizing the two-State solution, top UN officials in the region warned the Security Council on Monday.

UN rights chief appeals for Israelis and Palestinians to end ‘illogic of escalation’

New York: As violence mounts between Israelis and Palestinians, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Friday called for an end to the “illogic of escalation”, appealing for leaders to urgently work to resolve their decades-long conflict.

Saudi Arabia a strategic partner in UN support for Palestine refugees, amid concern over escalating violence

New York: Youth empowerment and employment figured heavily in discussions between Saudi officials and the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), held in the kingdom last weekend.

Israel-Palestine: UNICEF warns children are paying ‘the highest price’ as violence escalates

New York: Alarmed by the recent killing and injury of many children in Israel and Palestine, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) voiced an appeal to parties on Monday to de-escalate tensions and refrain from violence.

Clashes erupt in Jerusalem after anti-Israeli attacks

Jerusalem/UNI: Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police erupted in Jerusalem on Saturday night in the wake of two anti-Israeli attacks in the holy city.

Palestinian refugees face hitting ‘rock bottom’, warns UNRWA in $1.6 billion appeal

New York: The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) appealed on Tuesday for $1.6 billion to fund core operations this year, as the people it helps face hitting “rock bottom”.

Negative trends prevail in Occupied Palestinian Territory; human toll ‘devastating’: Senior UN Official

New York: The world’s collective priority for the Occupied Palestinian Territory must be reversing the negative trajectory that marked 2022 as one of the deadliest years in recent memory, the senior UN official in the region told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN envoy reports ‘sharp increase’ in violence this year in Israel-Palestine conflict

New York: More than 150 Palestinians and over 20 Israelis have been killed in the West Bank and Israel so far in 2022 - the highest number of deaths in years, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland told the Security Council on Monday.

Israel strikes Gaza in response to rocket firing

Gaza: Israeli fighter jets carried out a series of airstrikes on facilities belonging to militant groups in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the coastal enclave, Palestinian eyewitnesses said.

Israel and Palestine must take steps to ‘restore calm’ in occupied West Bank

New York: With daily violence spiralling out of control in the occupied West Bank, leaders in both Israel and Palestine need to take steps to restore calm as best they can, “with the full support of the international community”, said the UN’s top official in the region on Friday.

Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territory, tantamount to ‘settler-colonialism’: UN expert

New York: Israel’s occupation is illegal and indistinguishable from a “settler-colonial” situation, which must end, as a pre-condition for Palestinians to exercise their right to self-determination, the UN’s independent expert on the occupied Palestinian territory said on Thursday.