UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council called on Israel and Hamas to uphold a ceasefire agreement on Wednesday and commended the efforts of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi and others for brokering the deal.
The 15-member council also said in a statement that it "deplored the loss of civilian lives resulting from this situation."
Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement agreed on Wednesday to an Egyptian-sponsored ceasefire to halt an eight-day conflict around the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 162 Palestinians and five Israelis.
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