Security Council expresses concern at ceasefire breakdown in Gaza

30 May 2007

The Security Council voiced grave concern today at the breakdown of the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the subsequent rise in violence across the troubled region.

Council members “welcomed the efforts of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to establish a ceasefire, and expressed appreciation for the active support of the Government of Egypt in this regard,” Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad of the United States, which holds the rotating Council presidency this month, said in a statement to the press.

“They urged all parties to join the members of the Council in supporting the call of President Abbas for an immediate end to the violence,” the statement added.

 

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