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UN calls for ceasefire after emergency session..condemns Shejaia massacre

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The UN Security Council has called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after holding an emergency closed-door meeting on the crisis.

The urgent talks came after Ban Ki-moon described Israel’s shelling of a Gaza City suburb as “an atrocious action”.

Sunday was the deadliest day of fighting, with 13 Israeli soldiers and more than 100 Palestinians killed.

US Secretary of State John Kerry is due in Cairo on Monday to discuss the crisis with Egyptian leaders.

The UN Security Council met at the request of Jordan, which is understood to have proposed a strongly worded draft resolution for consideration.

However, members could only agree on “elements to the press,” the weakest form of Security Council action, says the BBC’s UN correspondent Nick Bryant.

Eugene Gasana, Rwanda’s ambassador to the UN, said members had voiced their alarm at the escalation of violence during a “sobering session”.

They also expressed “serious…

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