A Palestinian searches the rubble of a center for disabled after an Israeli missile strike in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP/Adel Hana)
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The U.N. Security Council called Saturday for a cease-fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict centered on the Gaza Strip.A council statement approved by all 15 members calls for de-escalation of the violence, restoration of calm and a resumption of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians aimed at achieving a comprehensive peace agreement based on a two-state solution. The council statement does not directly mention either the Hamas rocketing or the Israeli response.
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