UN chief travels to Palestine, Israel to help defuse current tensions

xinhuanet.com 21-Oct-2015

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) addresses a news conference with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the Prime Minister"s office in Jerusalem, on Oct. 20, 2015. Ban Ki-moon travelled to the Middle East on Tuesday to meet Palestinian and Israeli leaders in a bid to help defuse the current tensions in the region. (Xinhua/Li Rui)

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UN chief to travel to Palestine, Israel to help defuse current tensions -- spokesman

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is travelling to the Middle East on Tuesday to meet Palestinian and Israeli leaders in a bid to help defuse the current tensions in the region, a UN spokesman told reporters here.

"The secretary-general has repeatedly expressed his anguish and deep concern at the escalating violence in Israel and Palestine," the spokesman said in a message emailed to the press here. Full story