Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres Saturday 16 April 2022 called to uphold and respect the status quo at the holy sites in occupied Jerusalem.
The spokesman for the UN chief, Stephane Dujarric, said Guterres voiced concern over the deteriorating security situation in Jerusalem and called for efforts to de-escalate the tension
“UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland is in close contact with key regional partners and the parties to calm the situation,” said Dujarric.
“Guterres reiterated his commitment to supporting Palestinians and Israelis to resolve the conflict on the basis of relevant UN resolutions, international law and bilateral agreements, said the statement.”
A huge number of Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated bullets, tear gas, or beaten by the Israeli occupation police who also fired a barrage of stun grenades.
Over the past weeks, tensions have risen across the West Bank as the Israeli occupation authorities carried out arrests and military raids in many areas, especially in the north of the territory.