Israel/Palestine: Statement by the spokesperson on the attacks on UNRWA

May 13, 2024
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The EU condemns the two arson attacks on the UNRWA compound in occupied East Jerusalem on 9 May, which happened at a time of increasing escalation and a growing campaign against the agency and the UN system at large.

We call on the Israeli authorities to ensure the security and safety of UN staff and its premises in line with its obligations under international law and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

UNRWA services and humanitarian aid in Gaza and across the region are essential and play a crucial role in ensuring stability.

The EU also condemns recent statements by Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Arieh King, which appear to incite further attacks against diplomatic premises.

We call on the Israeli authorities to take the necessary measures to prevent this from happening.

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