Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Ramallah, 8 Muharram 1437/21 October 2015 (MINA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was meeting Palestinian and Israeli leaders on Tuesday in a surprise two-day visit to the region aimed at ending more than two weeks of confrontations in the West Bank.

In two separate video messages, Ban Ki-moon called on Israelis and Palestinians to halt “acts of violence” and to return to political negotiations in order to achieve progress in the peace process,The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) reporting.

For his part, Dr. Ahmad Bahar, first deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), said Ban Ki-moon’s visit aims at stopping Jerusalem intifada, stressing that it is doomed to fail.

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Dr. Bahar said, in the opening of an exhibition in Gaza on Tuesday, that the UN and the International Quartet are continuously exerting efforts in a desperate attempt to stop Jerusalem uprising, underlining that the intifada will continue until the liberation of Occupied Jerusalem.

Bahar demanded the prosecution of Israel at international courts for its crimes against the Palestinians especially the Jerusalemites. He called for supporting Palestinians in demanding their right of liberation, and condemned the continuation of the security coordination between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.(T/P008/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)