UN Security Council Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

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NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 – (WAFA) – The UN Security Council called, in an emergancy session early Monday, for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza Strip.

The 15-member body issued  a presidential statement during an emergency meeting in New York urging Israel and the Palestinian factions in Gaza to accept and fully implement a ceasefire into the Eid period marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and beyond.

“The Security Council also calls on parties to engage in efforts to achieve a durable and fully respected ceasefire, based on the Egyptian initiative,” the statement added.

The Council welcomed the efforts of international partners and the convening of the international meeting to support the ceasefire held in Paris on 26 July and urged all concerned regional and international parties to vigorously support efforts to consolidate an agreement between the parties.

 

Source: WAFA