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UAE Alarmed by Escalation of Israeli-Palestinian Violence

UAE Alarmed by Escalation of Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Saturday, 15 May, 2021 - 04:15
UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. WAM

UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has voiced his country’s grave concern over the escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence and offered condolences to all victims of the recent fighting.


In a statement issued Friday, Sheikh Abdullah said: "The UAE is alarmed by the escalating spiral of violence in Israel and Palestine. We express our condolences to all victims of the recent fighting, and join others in calling for an immediate cessation of violence and hostilities.”


“The UAE calls on all parties to take immediate steps to commit to a ceasefire, initiate a political dialogue, and exercise maximum restraint,” he added.


"The events of the past week have been a somber reminder of the urgent need for peaceful dialogue and reconciliation. We reflect on the promise that the Abraham Accords hold for current and future generations, to live with their neighbors in peace, dignity and prosperity," he added.


Sheikh Abdullah called for refraining from provocations and reprisals, offering his country’s support to all efforts to de-escalate tensions.


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