An Israeli soldier carries a shell at a mobile artillery unit while it fires towards the Gaza Strip August 1, 2014. REUTERS/ Baz Ratner
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to the continuous senseless suffering in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Wednesday, telling the General Assembly that "the massive deaths and destruction in Gaza have shocked and shamed the world".U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay told the assembly that "any attacks in violation of these principles, on civilians, homes, schools and hospitals, must be condemned, and may amount to war crimes".She told the assembly by videoconference that the casualty toll in this conflict -- nearly 1,900 Palestinians, the vast majority civilians, and 64 Israeli soldiers and three civilians -- tops conflicts in 2008-2009 . Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said the only way to restore sustained peace in Israel and Gaza is to disarm Hamas and demilitarize Gaza.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE