UN Middle East envoy condemns attack that leaves Israeli police officer dead, four others injured


17 June 2017 – The United Nations envoy on Middle East peace has condemned yesterday’s shooting and stabbing attack by Palestinian assailants near Jerusalem’s Old City that killed an Israeli Border Police Officer and wounded at least four others including civilians.

&#8220My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured,&#8221 said the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov in a statement.

Emphasizing that such terrorist acts must be clearly condemned by all, Mr. Mladenov said: &#8220I am appalled that once again some find it appropriate to justify such attacks as ‘heroic.’ They are unacceptable and seek to drag everyone into a new cycle of violence.&#8221