Ban Ki-moon calls on both sides to respect truce set to begin at 8 a.m.

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
August 5, 2014 06:08




UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement calling for Israel and Hamas to respect the terms of a 72-hour truce set to begin today at 8 a.m.

He called on both sides to meet in Cairo and begin negotiations for a long-term cease-fire agreement "as soon as possible."

Ban also offered the guidance of the United Nations in reaching "a solution that will bring an end to the conflict."

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