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UN Security Council Demands Gaza Cease-Fire

Aug 16, 2014 News, Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Photo By Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire US Ambassador Samantha Power took part in a UN Security Council meeting this week regarding the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. The group was discussing the situation in the middle east, including the Palestinian question. On Sunday, the group agreed on a statement that called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian case-fire” in the fighting.   A humanitarian cease-fire would allow urgently needed medical and other assistance to be delivered to the region, and comes as Muslims celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Ramadan fast. The statement released [Read More]

Ceasefire in Gaza not enough

Aug 15, 2014 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Ceasefire in Gaza not enough for UN’s Secretary General By La Shawn Pagán Although the recent ceasefire in Gaza is the longest to date, the UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon says that’s not enough. “I strongly hope that a durable ceasefire will be reached soon,” said Ban to members of the press at the United Nations Headquarters in New York at the daily noon briefing on Tuesday. “We must use this cessation of hostilities to address urgent humanitarian needs – the toll of death and destruction is staggering.” Preliminary information reports that nearly 2000 Palestinians have been killed – a [Read More]

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