Norwegian UN coordinator: The situation in Israel and Gaza remains vulnerable

Tor WenneslandPhoto: Guri Solberg / UD / NTB
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On behalf of the UN, Norway’s Tor Wennesland has been closely involved in the work to get a ceasefire in place in Israel and in Gaza, the UN stated on Monday.

Wennesland, the UN’s special coordinator for the peace process in the Middle East, has worked intensively and closely with Egypt in the ceasefire mediation, his office wrote on Twitter.

“We emphasize our desire to do everything we can to end the ongoing escalation and ensure the safety and security of the civilian population,” Wennesland noted in a statement.

“The situation is still very vulnerable, and I encourage all parties to observe the ceasefire,” Wennesland added.

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1 Comment on "Norwegian UN coordinator: The situation in Israel and Gaza remains vulnerable"

  1. If the West is going to allow it, as it is, Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Christians and Muslims must be more humane and just. Israel has the inherent duty to see that these people – families – are move to far better circumstances than Gaza, which is a virtual concentration camp.
    It should be negotiated with Egypt to move Gaza well west-southwest down the coast into Egypt – out of rocket range – to a location where another great Eastern Mediterranean port and agricultural center could be created … with Israel’s decisive help with mass desalinization of ocean water for living and irrigation.
    As to non-Jewish Left Bank residents, maybe there could be space for them too in the previously arid Sinai, but Christian lands around Bethlehem and Nazareth should be returned to Christian ownership.

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