UN chief to fly to Mideast in Gaza peace push

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on July 17, 2014 at UN headquarters in New YorkUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will fly to the Middle East in an effort to broker and end to the violence in Gaza, an official told an emergency session of the Security Council on Friday. Under secretary general for political affairs Jeffrey Feltman said a two-state solution was the only way to break the "seemingly endless cycle" of Israeli-Palestinian violence. He will leave for the region tomorrow to express solidarity with the Israelis and Palestinians," Feltman told emergency talks at the Council. The UN chief will "help" Israelis and Palestinians "in coordination with regional and international actors, end the violence and find a way forward," Feltman said.


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