UN Envoy Says Duma Crime Reinforces Need to End Occupation

JERUSALEM, July 31, 2015 (WAFA) – United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov Friday said the crime in which a toddler was brutally killed “reinforces the need for an immediate resolution of the conflict and an end to the occupation.”

In a press statement, he strongly condemned the arson attack in the Occupied West Bank’s village of Duma, south of Nablus and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Mladenov said, “I am outraged by today’s vicious arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the Occupied West Bank village of Duma near Nablus, which killed Palestinian toddler, Ali, critically injured his mother and father and injured his four-year old sibling. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims.”

He joined in the strong condemnations issued by Israeli and Palestinian Government and political leaders and called for “a full and prompt investigation to bring the perpetrators of this terrorist crime to justice.”

Mladenov suggested the murder was carried out for a political objective and that all sides must not permit such acts to allow hate and violence to bring more personal tragedies and to bury any prospect of peace.