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October 20, 2015 7:57 am

UN Chief Makes Surprise Visit to Israel in Effort to Calm Israeli-Palestinian Tensions

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an unannounced visit to Israel on Tuesday. Photo: World Economic Forum.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an unannounced visit to Israel on Tuesday. Photo: World Economic Forum.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon was to make an unannounced visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories Tuesday to try to calm nearly three weeks of violence, even as a new stabbing wounded a soldier.

Young Palestinians have defied an Israeli security crackdown and calls for non-violence from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to carry out repeated knife and other attacks on Jews.

Read full story at AFP.

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