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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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7/27/2014

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