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Reinforcing last night’s call by the Security Council for an immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the “indiscriminate destruction” in Gaza a "man-made hurricane". UNIFEED-UNTV
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STORY: UN / GAZA BAN WRAP
TRT: 3.20
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS
DATELINE: 28 JULY 2014, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Med shot, Ban coming to the stakeout
2. Close up, camera
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“The temporary weekend pause in fighting brought a brief respite to war-weary civilians. It also revealed how much the massive Israeli assault has devastated the lives of the people of Gaza. We saw scenes of indiscriminate destruction. Some described it as a "man-made hurricane" - whole neighborhoods reduced to rubble; blocks of flattened apartment buildings; scores of bodies still buried under mountains of twisted wreckage.”
4. Cutaway, notebook
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“The people of Gaza have nowhere to run. They are trapped and besieged on a speck of land. Every area is a civilian area. Every home, every school, every refuge has become a target. The casualty and damage figures also raise serious questions about proportionality.”
6. Wide shot, Security Council Chamber
7. Med shot, US and UK delegates
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Eugene Richard Gasana, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations and Security Council president:
“The Security Council expresses strong support for the call by international partners and the Secretary-General of the United Nations for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed assistance, and they urged all parties to accept and fully implement the humanitarian ceasefire into the Eid period and beyond.”
9. Wide shot, SC Chamber
10. Zoom in, Mansour walking to stakeout
11. Close up, camera
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations:
“We were expecting the Security Council to deal with the issue of providing protection for our people and to deal with legitimate concern of our people in Gaza strip. The status quo is not sustainable and to return to the situation before the aggression is not sustainable. We need to see fundamental changes in the lives of our people in the Gaza strip.”
13. Close up, notebook
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Ron Prosor, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations:
“Don’t fall for the terrorist propaganda. Don’t believe the newspapers that claim that both sides are equally to blame. We did everything we could to avoid this conflict. But Hamas refuses to stop the attacks. Israel agreed to five ceasefire proposals. Hamas rejected or broke all of them, even the ones that they requested by themselves.”
15. Cutaway, laptops
16. Zoom out, Prosor leaving stakeout

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Reinforcing last night’s call by the Security Council for an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the “indiscriminate destruction” in Gaza a "man-made hurricane".

Speaking to the press in New York, Ban said that people of Gaza “have nowhere to run” since they are “trapped on a speck of land.”

He also said that every area in Gaza is a civilian area and that “every home, every school, every refuge has became a target” for the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).

He also said casualty and damage figures raise “serious questions about proportionality.”

Just after midnight, in an emergency session, the Security Council called for an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.

Reading a presidential statement, Security Council president Eugene Richard Gasana of Rwanda urged all parties to “accept and fully implement the humanitarian ceasefire into the Eid period and beyond.”

Speaking to the press after the meeting, Palestine’s ambassador Riyad Mansour said he expected the Security Council to deal with the issue of “providing protection for people in Gaza strip”.

Mansour said “return to status quo from before the fighting is not sustainable” and called for “fundamental changes in lives of people in Gaza”.

Also addressing the press, Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor pointed out that the presidential statement did not mention Hamas. He urged journalists to “not fall for the terrorist propaganda” and headlines “blaming both sides equally”.

Prosor said Israel did “everything it could to avoid this conflict”, while Hamas “refuses to stop attacks.”

The fighting has so far claimed well over 1,000 Palestinian lives - most of them civilians, hundreds of them children. In the meantime, Hamas rocket fire has claimed the lives of three Israeli civilians.

At least 16 Palestinian civilian deaths and more than 200 hundred injuries came as a result of an assault on a UN school in Beit Hanoun several days ago.

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