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Int’l Solidarity Day with Palestinians: UN Chief stresses ‘occupation must end’
November 29, 2022

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The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reaffirmed the world body's commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In a message on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, he said the long-standing drivers of conflict, including the ongoing occupation, settlement expansion, home demolitions and evictions, heighten anger, despair and hopelessness.

He urged all parties to take immediate steps to reduce tensions and break this deadly cycle.

The UN Chief said Gaza continues to endure debilitating closures and humanitarian crises, reiterating his call on the parties to end the closures of the Strip and improve the living conditions of all Palestinians.

The Secretary-General added that the United Nations’ position is clear that peace must advance while the occupation must end.