Special UN envoy `very troubled' by Gaza violence

The new UN envoy to the Middle East said Saturday he's very troubled by fighting among Palestinian factions and the recent Israeli air strikes in Gaza. The envoy, Michael C. Williams, met in Gaza City with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Foreign Minister Ziad Abu Amr. "I'm very troubled by the level of violence here," Williams said. "I think the UN, the international community in general, have been very concerned about the level of intra-Palestinian violence, but also by the Israeli attacks which I know have caused civilian deaths, considerable numbers."