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Quartet envoys express ‘deep concern’ over escalation in Gaza

210 unarmed Palestinians were injured as they took part in the Great March of Return protests in the Gaza Strip on 7 September 2018 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]
210 unarmed Palestinians were injured as they took part in the Great March of Return protests in the Gaza Strip on 7 September 2018 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Envoys of the Middle East Quartet yesterday expressed their “deep concern” over the escalating situation in the Gaza Strip.

Representatives of Russia, the US, the EU and the UN met on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York, the statement said, “to discuss the prospects for peace negotiations and the situation on the ground, in particular in Gaza.”

“The envoys expressed their deep concern over the continued escalation in Gaza,” the statement added.

“The Middle East envoys expressed support for the United Nations’ efforts to prevent further escalation, empower the legitimate Palestinian authorities in Gaza and address all humanitarian needs, including through the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC).”

“The Envoys welcomed Susanna Terstal as the new EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process and thanked Fernando Gentilini for his dedication, service and cooperation.”

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