UN to Continue Assisting Truce in Palestine

Politics Materials 18 September 2008 20:27 (UTC +04:00)
UN to Continue Assisting Truce in Palestine

Azerbaijan, Baku, 18 September / Trend / Together with other Arab states, the United Nations will continue to participate in regulating the situation in Palestine, and also in acceleration of conclusion of truce between Palestine and Israel.

At the briefing of the UN Security Council, dedicated to regulation of the situation in the region, the co-rapporteurs made proposals to increase humanitarian assistance to the inhabitants of autonomy, Vesti television channel reported on 19 September.

The co-rapporteurs added that in comparison with the last year, the situation on the West Bank stabilized, security in the country reached higher level.
Furthermore, less people perished on the borders with Egypt and Israel.

According to the Security Council, the basic problem remains checkpoints on the border with Gaza Strip, which impedes economic development in the region. Additionally this negatively affects the medical care of the inhabitants of autonomy.

At the end of September, the Middle Eastern quartet - Russia, USA, United Nations, European Union - will hold a session to resolve the questions of checkpoint, and also on an increase in the humanitarian assistance to population.

The co-rapporteurs stated at the meeting that the agreement in Annapolis, which was reached last year, is not followed both by the local government and HAMAS that controls the Gaza Strip. Therefore, it is necessary to increase pressure on the government of autonomy, and also on HAMAS so that the Gaza Strip and the West Bank could reunite into a single state.

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