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  11/12/2012, Cheshvan 27, 5773

Ban Ki-moon Condemns Rocket Fire, Urges Restraint


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an end to the incessant rockets being launched from Gaza and condemned the Hamas terrorists responsible and urged Israel to exercise restraint in response. 

“Both sides should do everything to avoid further escalation and must respect their obligations under international humanitarian law to ensure the protection of civilians at all times,” his office said in a statement.

“The secretary-general is greatly concerned by the new wave of violence in Gaza and southern Israel, which has resulted in several Palestinian deaths, including civilians, and wounded people on both sides,” his office said.