terça-feira, 22 de julho de 2014

Gaza Strip: Ban Ki Moon and UN calls for immediate ceasefire

Ban Ki-moon meets with Abbas in Qatar, reiterates call for immediate ceasefire http://t.co/QFJDI5exl0 pic.twitter.com/2giCMom7FD

"I repeat my plea: both parties must respect international human rights laws. The violence has to stop immediately. Gaza is an open wound and we have to stop the blood. During my trip through the region, I will insist on a cease-fire, "said Ban Ki Moon, reporters, after meeting with Abbas.

On Sunday night â€" already the early hours of Monday in Lisbon, the UN Security Council met, however, emergency in New York and reiterated the words of the Secretary-General, also demanding an immediate end to the bloodshed in Gaza.

Security Council calls for respect of intl humanitarian law, incl protection of civilians. #Gaza pic.twitter.com/zszF5aKBLW â€" more via RwandaUN<p>â€" United Nations (UN) 21 julho 2014

The recent wave of clashes between Israel and Hamas, with the Gaza Strip as a main stage, and that were started two weeks ago with the launch of "operation Protective Margin" by the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), had on Sunday that what is considered, so far as the bloodiest day: more than 100 Palestinians and at least 13 Israeli soldiers killedas a result of the ground offensive (see video of one of the missions of the IDF at the end of the text), which began Thursday night, supported by tanks and supported by Israeli air force, in response to alleged uninterrupted launch of roquetes by Hamas.

ROCKET COUNT: Hamas has fired 1,820 rockets at Israel since July 8. That's 140 rockets every day pic.twitter.com/yr2xCOMMwJ

Overall, since the day on July 8, the records point to about 450 dead â€" the vast majority Palestinian civilians, including women and children â€" and more than 2600 wounded.

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