UN urges greater aid access for Gaza, ‘intensification of mediation efforts’ to end Israel-Palestine violence

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The international community must do “all it can” to de-escalate the violence in Gaza and Israel which has left hundreds dead and injured, said the UN’s political affairs chief on Tuesday, calling on all those involved in the fighting to allow for the “intensification of mediation efforts”, which can also help stem a growing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

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In Security Council, UN chief calls for immediate end to 'utterly appalling' Israel-Palestine violence

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