Concerned at Gaza violence, Ban Ki-moon calls for restoration of calm
Reports indicate that during heavy exchanges of fire, including the use of tank fire in populated areas, a number of Palestinian civilians were injured and at least one was reported killed, according to a statement released by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.
“The Secretary-General calls on all parties to do their utmost to protect civilians and uphold international law,” the spokesperson said.
“In addition, Palestinian rocket fire into Israel must stop. Calm must be restored in order to focus all energies on finding a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.”