UN chief condemns rocket attacks, urges calm on both sides

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October 30, 2011 21:11

 
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel which led to the death of Ashkelon resident Moshe Ami.

"The Secretary-General has been following with deep concern the recent escalation of violence and bloodshed in southern Israel and Gaza," a statement from his spokesperson said. Ban urged maximum Israeli restraint following the killing of a reported ten alleged terrorists, the statement continued.

Ban also urged both parties to "fully respect the calm as brokered by Egypt," the spokesperson continued.

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