News ID: 8945
Publish Date: 06 August 2012 - 08:59
The Hamas Movement hailed UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon for his criticism of the Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian territories as a "step in the right direction."
"The remarks that were made by the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in which he slammed the Zionist entity for its crimes against the Palestinian people and its mass punishment of Gaza people are steps in the right direction taken by a high-level UN official," senior Hamas official Salah Al-Bardawil stated in a press release on Saturday, Aug 4.

Bardawil emphasized that the UN and its institutions must translate these words into action so as to protect the victims and restore their rights in accordance with the UN charter.

In a report issued by the UN, Ki-moon said Israel's violations including its settlement activities and acts of violence in the occupied Palestinian territories are disturbing and detrimental to the peace process.

He said that the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation cannot be tolerated and called on Israel to end its occupation of the Palestinian lands.

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