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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:49 PM
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Security Council calls for durable Gaza ceasefire
UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council is calling for the temporary ceasefire in Gaza to be turned into durable truce with guarantees to prevent arms smuggling and to ensure that all border crossings are permanently reopened.

A British-drafted press statement agreed to by all 15 council members on Wednesday welcomed the current ceasefire, expressed "grave concern" at the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and encouraged "tangible steps" toward Palestinian reconciliation.

The council emphasized the need to fully implement the legally binding resolution it adopted on January 8 which calls for an immediate, durable and fully respected ceasefire.
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