Major Western nations urge more pressure for Gaza ceasfire

PARIS (AFP) - The United States and major EU nations called on Monday for more pressure to obtain a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, the French presidency said, amid a confrontation that has killed more than 1,000 Palestinians.

The leaders of the United States, France, Germany, Italy and Britain "agreed to redouble their efforts to obtain a ceasefire. Pressure must increase to get there," the French presidency said after the five held telephone talks.