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UN seeks durable Gaza ceasefire


Source: Xinhua | 01-22-2009 13:52

Special Report:   Israel airstrikes in Gaza

The UN Security Council has welcomed the ceasefire in Gaza. Members adopted a statement, emphasizing the need for full implementation of Resolution 1860. The statement calls for an immediate, durable and fully respected ceasefire in Gaza.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, center, speaks to the media as sunlight beams through the damaged roof of the still-smoldering warehouse at the U.N. headquarters in Gaza City in the northern Gaza strip, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. Ban inspected the devastation wrought by Israel's onslaught in Gaza on Tuesday, leading a moment of silence at the U.N. headquarters, as the territory's militant Hamas rulers, triumphant at having survived, held victory rallies amid the ruins.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, center, speaks to the 
media as sunlight beams through the damaged roof of the 
still-smoldering warehouse at the U.N. headquarters in 
Gaza City in the northern Gaza strip, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 
2009.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

In particular, the resolution urges the ceasefire to be durable and fully respected by all parties. It also calls for a set of arrangements and guarantees to prevent illicit trafficking in arms and ammunition to Gaza. The resolution also aims to ensure the sustained reopening of the crossing points.


Editor:Zhang Yun