Amid Israeli military raids in the occupied territory, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland condemned the daily loss of life in the West Bank.
In a statement, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said, “He is gravely concerned by the deteriorating security situation and the unacceptable daily loss of life in the West Bank.”
Adding that “civilians continue to pay the price for political failure,” he stated, “There can be no winners if the current violence continues to escalate.”
Calling on Israel and Palestinians to “engage in good faith through dialogue to prevent the situation from spiraling out of control,” the UN coordinator is engaged with all concerned parties to immediately reduce tensions, Dujarric said.
Across the occupied West Bank, in order to detain what they say “wanted Palestinians” or to demolish Palestinian homes, the Israeli army carries out raids and incursions almost on a daily basis.
Causing several fatalities, the raids spark clashes with Palestinians.