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UN Secretary‑General submits his report to the General Assembly on the protection of the Palestinian civilian population

20 August 2018 – The United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres submitted his report to the General Assembly on the protection of the Palestinian civilian population.  In the report, which is a public document, the Secretary‑General said that, after more than 50 years of Israeli military occupation, Palestinians in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and in the Gaza Strip, remain particularly vulnerable to violence, intimidation, loss of property and income, and various violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.  He said that the United Nations will continue to employ means to protect Palestinian civilians under these challenging circumstances.

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