Press Releases

    2 February 2004

    Secretary-General Condemns those Resorting to Violence, Terror in Middle East; Calls on Israelis, Palestinians to Devote All Energies to Negotiating True, Lasting Peace

    NEW YORK, 29 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Brussels, Belgium:

    Once again, violence and terror have claimed innocent lives in the Middle East.  Once again, I condemn those who resort to such methods.  Once again, I appeal, to Israelis and Palestinians alike to rise above feelings of anger and vengeance, however natural, and to devote all their energies to negotiating a true and lasting peace in which two peoples will live side by side, each in their own State.

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