New York, 27 July 2014 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the situation in Gaza
The Secretary-General urges, in the strongest terms, both the Israelis and Palestinians to extend, for an additional 24 hours, the humanitarian cease-fire that was in effect and mostly observed until early this morning.
He notes the importance for both Israelis and Palestinians to be able to have a break in the violence that has killed too many, marred so many lives, and caused such destruction.
Working closely with regional and international leaders, the Secretary-General urges all those with influence on the parties to help encourage an extension of the humanitarian cease-fire and compliance with observing it, once declared.
Statements on 27 July 2014