Tel Aviv – Geneva – The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) arrives in Israel and the occupied territories tomorrow, Tuesday September 5, to take stock of the humanitarian situation.

In the course of his three-day visit, Peter Maurer will meet with Israeli and Palestinian authorities at the highest level in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza and Tel Aviv to discuss various topics of concern to the ICRC. Mr. Maurer will also undertake a number of field trips to witness the situation on the ground.

Mr. Maurer will share observations from his visit and from his exchanges with the authorities and with civil society representatives during a press conference that will take place on September 7 at 17.00 at the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem.