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Ban Ki-moon: Israel must exercise maximum restraint

20 November 2012 Last updated at 16:29 GMT

The Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, has said that efforts to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas will produce positive results.

Israel has put plans to send troops into Gaza on hold whilst peace talks take place in Cairo.

At a news conference with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon said Israel must exercise maximum restraint'.