UN pledges to rebuild Gaza for 'last time'
Published on Aug 7, 2014 12:39 AM
UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) - The United Nations is ready to help rebuild Gaza but for the last time, UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned on Wednesday.
Ban opened a special meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with an appeal for a lasting peace as a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was holding for a second day.
"The senseless cycle of suffering in Gaza and the West Bank, as well as in Israel, must end," he told the 193-nation assembly.
After three wars in Gaza in six years, the UN secretary-general warned that the world's patience with both the Israelis and the Palestinians was being tested.
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