UN Chief Urges Israel, Hamas To Avoid Escalating Gaza Violence

(Wednesday, November 14th, 2012)

The U.N. chief on Wednesday called on Israel and Palestinian Hamas militants to prevent an escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip, which Hamas controls, and urged both sides to ensure civilians will be protected, a U.N. spokesman said.

“The Secretary-General calls for an immediate de-escalation of tensions,” U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said, adding that it was a reiteration of Ban’s already-stated position.

“Both sides should do everything to avoid further escalation and they must respect their obligations under international humanitarian law to ensure the protection of civilians at all times,” he told reporters.

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3 Comments

  1. good stuff says:

    Why is there a comment from the UN only now.
    was there no risk of civilian casualties yesterday???

    just sayin……

  2. manishma says:

    Once again the double standard of the UN shines through

  3. CircleSteve says:

    Don’t you people realize that most of the countries in the UN are terrorist supporters.
    What’s good for them is good for them. Israel will always be the bad guy. There is no changing that as long as we have dumb people opening their dumb mouth with dumb statements.

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