The statement called for a truce over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and beyond
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UN calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

The United Nations Security Council has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza after an emergency session.

Both the Palestinian and Israeli envoys to the UN criticised the statement, for different reasons.

Gaza had its quietest night in weeks after a weekend punctuated by brief truce initiatives offered by both Israel and Hamas.

Andy Moore reports.

  • 28 Jul 2014
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