CAIRO - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday there were "many details to work out" before a ceasefire could be reached to end the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
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"I am particularly concerned about the spiral of violence at the time of intense efforts to reach a ceasefire in Gaza and Israel," Ban said.
Speaking after a meeting with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, whose country is trying to forge a truce, he said: "We all know there are many details to work out. But while that happens civilians continue to die."