UN envoy warns against ‘devastating’ conflict in Gaza

The UN envoy for the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, on Monday expressed support for the reconciliation efforts between Fatah and Hamas, warning that conflict is likely to once again engulf Gaza if a deal on the return of the Palestinian Authority to the Hamas-controlled enclave fails. Addressing the Security Council on the eve of talks in Cairo between Palestinian factions, Mladenov said,  the Egyptian-led process must not be allowed to fail. “If it does, it will most likely result in another devastating conflict,” he warned.
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