Israel

UN Chief: Israel-Gaza Conflict Must Stop

Not much the UN can do to "de-escalate" though

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As international pressure mounted Monday for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian violence that has left dozens dead and hundreds wounded, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flying to the region to personally appeal for a cease-fire.

Ban's call for a truce came on the heels of the single deadliest attack—an Israeli airstrike that killed a family of 10—in the conflict that began with militant rocket attacks from Gaza, to which Israel responded with an aerial offensive.