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Tags: UN | United | Nations | Israel | Palestinians

UN Council Agrees on Demand for Gaza Cease-Fire

Sunday, 27 July 2014 09:58 PM EDT

The U.N. Security Council has agreed on a statement calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza fighting between Israel and Hamas and is meeting at midnight to adopt it.

Rwanda, the current council president, announced agreement Sunday on a presidential statement which also calls on the parties "to engage in efforts to achieve a durable and fully respected cease-fire, based on the Egyptian initiative."

The council will meet as Muslims celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The presidential statement, obtained by The Associated Press, says the humanitarian cease-fire would allow for the delivery of urgently needed assistance. It urges Israel and Hamas "to accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire into the Eid period and beyond."

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The U.N. Security Council has agreed on a statement calling for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza fighting between Israel and Hamas and is meeting at midnight to adopt it.Rwanda, the current council president, announced agreement Sunday on...
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