UN chief in surprise visit to Israel, Palestine

Ban's visit follows a wave of violence in Jerusalem, Palestine and Israel that have raised warnings of a full-scale Palestinian uprising, despite international efforts to calm tensions

UN chief in surprise visit to Israel, Palestine

World Bulletin / News Desk

UN chief Ban Ki-moon was to begin an unannounced visit to Israel and Palestine on Tuesday after nearly three weeks of deadly unrest, a UN official said.

"He will arrive today for a two-day visit to Israel and Palestine," the official said on condition of anonymity, without elaborating on his programme.

Ban's visit follows a wave of violence in Jerusalem, Palestine and Israel that have raised warnings of a full-scale Palestinian uprising, despite international efforts to calm tensions.

US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to meet this week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Germany as well as Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

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