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The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel and called on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to exercise “maximum restraint” and to respect international obligations to protect civilians. UNIFEED-UNTV
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STORY: UN / BAN MIDDLE EAST
TRT: 2.31
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS
DATELINE: 9 JULY 2014, NEW YORK CITY /FILE

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1. Med shot, UN Headquarters

9 JULY 2014, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Ban entering the press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English), Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN:
“This is one of the most critical tests the region has faced in recent years. Gaza is on a knife-edge. The deteriorating situation is leading toward a downward spiral which could quickly get beyond anyone’s control.”
4. Cutaway, journalist
5. SOUNDBITE (English), Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN:
“I firmly condemned the multiple rocket attacks launched from Gaza on Israel. Such attacks are unacceptable and must stop. I also urged Prime Minister Netanyahu to exercise maximum restraint and to respect international obligations to protect civilians. I am deeply concerned about the rising number of civilian lives lost in Gaza.”
6. Cutaway, podium
7. SOUNDBITE (English), Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN:
“ I commended President Abbas for courageously upholding his commitment to security coordination. This is essential to achieving stability on the ground. President Abbas remains the best partner for peace.”
8. Cutaway, journalist
9. SOUNDBITE (English), Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN:
“I shared with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders my condolences and condemnation of the recent attacks on innocent civilians. The killers must be brought to justice. I also encourage leaders on both sides to do their utmost to end all attacks including the provocations and attacks by Israeli settlers.”
10. Cutaway, podium
11. SOUNDBITE (English), Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN:
“Extremism in its forms is fueling the cycle of violence. This is a time for justice, not for revenge. It is a time for statesmanship and wisdom.”
12. Cutaway, journalist
13. SOUNDBITE (English), Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN:
“I know that you are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the appointment of a successor to Lakhdar Brahimi. Consultations are still continuing and I hope to be in a position to make an announcement very soon. “
14. Wide shot, Ban leaving the room

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The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel and called on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to exercise “maximum restraint” and to respect international obligations to protect civilians.

Talking to journalists today, the UN chief said “Gaza is on a knife-edge” and called the current crisis there “the most critical tests the region has faced in recent years.”

Ban said he is “deeply concerned” about the rising number of civilian casualties in Gaza and commended Palestinian president Abbas for “courageously upholding his commitment to security coordination” and added that Abbas “remains the best partner for peace.”

Secretary-General offered to both Israeli and Palestinian leaders his “condolences and condemnation of the recent attacks on innocent civilians” and called for “killers to be brought to justice.”

Ban encouraged leaders of both sides to do their utmost to end all attacks including the provocations and attacks by Israeli settlers.

Saying that this is ‘a time for justice, not for revenge”, Ban appealed for statesmanship and wisdom in solving the current crisis.

In reference to the expected appointment of the successor of Lakhdar Brahimi, UN special envoy to Syria, UN chief said that “the consultations are still continuing” but he hopes to be able to make an announcement very soon.

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