UNICEF Statement on the Killing of Teenagers in West Bank

June 30, 2014

NEW YORK (June 30, 2014) – “UNICEF strongly condemns the abduction and killing of three Israeli young people in the West Bank. We join the UN Secretary-General in expressing our deepest sympathy to their families.  

“This latest act of violence is a tragic and terrible reminder of the toll that senseless hatred is taking on both Israeli and Palestinian children.

“We hope that these events will not fuel further violence. We urge all parties to exercise the utmost restraint, and do everything in their power to protect all children - Palestinian and Israeli - from harm.”

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when zero children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org

For additional information, please contact:
Susannah Masur, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 212.880.9146, smasur@unicefusa.org