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  11/19/2012, Kislev 5, 5773

Ban: Work with Egypt to Reach a Ceasefire

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called on Israel and Hamas to work with Egypt to reach a ceasefire in their mounting conflict.

Ban said in a statement quoted by AFP he was heading for the region to support ceasefire efforts.

The UN secretary general said he was "deeply saddened" by reports that up to ten members of one Gaza family had died in one Israeli air strike and "alarmed" by the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel.