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  אב 5, 5774 , 01/08/14

Security Council Calls for 'Humanitarian Pauses' in Gaza

The United Nations (UN) Security Council on Thursday called for humanitarian pauses in Gaza and renewed an appeal for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas amid alarm over the fate of civilians, AFP reports.

The 15 members of the panel expressed "grave disappointment" that repeated calls for a truce had not been heeded, in a statement read to the press at the end of a four-hour meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York.

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