UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
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Ban Ki-moon condemns Gaza violence

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said his "paramount concern is the safety and well-being of all civilians", and has urged Israel and Palestinian militants to end hostilities.

More than 20 people have been killed in the latest air raids on Gaza, Palestinian officials say, as Israel continues its current offensive.

Militants in Gaza continued firing rockets into Israel on Thursday, with sirens sounding over southern towns.

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