Ban condemns Israel violence in Gaza, calls for ceasefire

UN's Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called for an immediate halt to the violence in Gaza, where Israel launched massive attack, killing at least 195 people.

Ban condemns Israel violence in Gaza, calls for ceasefire

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called for an immediate halt to the violence in Gaza, where Israel launched massive attack, killing at least 195 people.

"The Secretary-General is deeply alarmed by today's heavy violence and bloodshed in Gaza, and the continuation of violence in southern Israel," the United Nations said in a statement posted on its website.

Ban said he condemned Israel's "excessive use of force leading to the killing and injuring of civilians."

Ban said he was contacting regional and international leaders, including the so-called Quartet group of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia, in an effort to bring a swift end to the violence.

Reuters
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