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UN's Ban urges Israel to cease fire unilaterally
RAMALLAH, West Bank |
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel on Friday to hold its fire unilaterally in the Gaza Strip.
"It is time now to even think about a unilateral ceasefire by the Israeli government," Ban told a news conference in Ramallah with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.
Ban also repeated that he believed a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas could be achieved in the next few days.
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