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UN Mladenov concerned over Kerem Shalom restrictions

July 10, 2018 4:06 P.M. (Updated: July 23, 2018 11:52 A.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process expressed concern over the consequences of Israel's restrictions on the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Nikolay Mladenov said in a statement that he is concerned over the consequences of Israel's decision to temporarily suspend imports and exports with the exception of basic humanitarian supplies through the Kerem Shalom crossing.

"Humanitarian assistance is no substitute for commerce and trade. I urge the authorities to reverse this decision," Mladenov added.

Mladenov said that the Hamas faction and other Palestinian factions in the besieged Gaza Strip should also do their part by maintaining calm, stopping incendiary kites and preventing other provocations.

"The United Nations is continuing its engagement with Israeli and Palestinian counterparts, as well as regional and international partners, to reduce tensions, support intra-Palestinian reconciliation and resolve all humanitarian challenges."

Mladenov added that "everyone must step back from the trajectory of confrontation and escalation.”
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