UN Chief Ban Urges End To “Dangerous Escalation” In Gaza, Calls for Israeli “Restraint”


ban-ki-moonU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Israel and Hamas to “stop this dangerous escalation” in the Gaza Strip to avoid further bloodshed in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Ban’s  spokesman said.

“The Secretary-General is extremely concerned about the continued violence in Gaza and Israel, and deeply worried by the rising cost in terms of civilian lives,” U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said. “Rocket attacks are unacceptable and must stop at once. Israel must exercise maximum restraint.”

Nesirky added that Ban “plans to visit the region shortly.” U.N. diplomats have said that Ban will visit Israel and Egypt next week.

“A new cycle of bloodshed will make neither Israelis nor Palestinians more secure,” Nesirky said. “Nor will bloodshed open the door to negotiations that could achieve the two-state solution necessary to end such violence permanently.”

Israel began bombing Gaza on Wednesday with an attack that killed the Hamas military chief. It says its campaign is in response to Hamas missiles fired on its territory. Hamas stepped up rocket attacks in response.


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  1. tell him to keep himself busy in Syria
    we could take care of business ourself
    tell him if he wants Israel to stop he should take a trip there and get hit with a missile before he opens his fat mouth

  2. Are you kidding. Israel needs to level Gaza once and for all! Where was this UN creep when the rockets were falling on the South daily?! Let him go back where he came from and not show his face!

  3. After failing to open his mouth against 12 years of war crimes in the form of indiscriminate rocket (and other!) attacks on innocent civilians coming out of Gaza, he has LOST the right to dare open his mouth in ANYway against Israel’s ridiculously belated reaction now

  4. to monki boon go tell your arab patrons that you will not keep making afool out of yourself . if they want security stop firing at the jews and there will be no need for israeli restraint guaranteed