UN Secretary-General calls for an end to provocations and riots in Jerusalem

UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed concern over the riots on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City and called for an end to clashes between Palestinians and Israelis, the organization's website said in a statement.

“The Secretary-General is deeply concerned deteriorating security situation in Jerusalem <…>. The provocations on the Temple Mount must be stopped to prevent further escalation,— said in the message.

Guterres also called for maintaining the status quo in Jerusalem's holy site areas.

Since the end of March, several armed attacks with weapons have already taken place in Israel. In particular, on April 6, shooting took place in several places near the central Dizengoff street in Tel Aviv, where many bars and restaurants are located. Two people died and 12 others were injured. According to the Suraki Medical Center, at least four of the wounded were in serious condition. The security services and the Israel Defense Forces reported that they had eliminated the attacker.

Hamas called the attack “a natural and legitimate response to the escalation of the occupation.”

After that, on April 15, near the Al-Aqsa mosque— The main holy site of Muslims in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount, clashes broke out between Israeli police and Palestinians, as a result of which more than 150 people were injured. Eight Israeli policemen were among the victims. More than 300 rioters were detained.

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