United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland warned Friday, 27 January 2023 against further deterioration of the security situation and the unacceptable daily loss of life in the Occupied West Bank.
In a tweet on his Twitter feed, Wennesland expressed his Gravely concern about the deteriorating security situation and the unacceptable daily loss of life in the Occupied West Bank.
“Since the beginning of this year, we are continuing to witness high levels of violence and other negative trends that characterized 2022. It is crucial to reduce tensions immediately and prevent more loss of life,” he added.
Wennesland elaborated that “the deaths of nine Palestinians… is another stark example”.
#UN Envoy @TWennesland:
Deeply alarmed & saddened by the continuing cycle of violence. Crucial to reduce tensions immediately & prevent more loss of life. Urges, & remains engaged w/, 🇮🇱 & 🇵🇸 auths. to deescalate tensions, restore calm & avoid further conflict.
Full statement 👇 pic.twitter.com/KBIGcjnG7Q
— UNSCO (@UNSCO_MEPP) January 26, 2023
Earlier yesterday, Israeli occupation military forces invaded the occupied West Bank and carried out an unusually deep military raid into Jenin’s refugee camp.
Nine Palestinians were killed during the Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank including a Palestinian woman, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said in what marked the deadliest escalation in years.
The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces during military raids in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem in January 2023 has risen to at least 29 people, including 5 minors. At least 15 of those killed were from Jenin. More than 170 Palestinians were killed in such raids in 2022.