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The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breach of Egyptian-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. UNIFEED-UNTV
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STORY: UN / GAZA
TRT: 1:47
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS
DATELINE: 20 AUGUST 2014, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, tilt up exterior United Nations Headquarters

20 AUGUST 2014, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, British ambassador walks to stakeout position
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Lyall Grant, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations:
“The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breach of Egyptian-brokered humanitarian ceasefire. They called upon parties to prevent the situation from escalating and to reach an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern regarding the loss of civilian lives and casualties. The members of the Security Council offered full support to the Egyptian initiative and called upon the parties to resume negotiations to urgently reach a sustainable and lasting ceasefire.”
4. Wide shot, British ambassador walks away
5. Wide shot, Palestinian Ambassador walks to stakeout position
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Riyad H. Mansour, Ambassador and Permanent Observer to the State of Palestine to the United Nations:
“We are still willing and ready to resume the efforts in Cairo and it is the Israeli side that has taken this option and continued with these massive attacks against our people in the Gaza Strip. In this connection let me also add that Israel has never abided by the ceasefire. Israel continued to fly military planes over Gaza. They have continued to shoot at the civilian population from land and sea. They fired at people simply trying to make a living by fishing at the sea. They fired at children”
7. Wide shot, Palestinian Ambassador walks away

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The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breach of Egyptian-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

Speaking to reporters today (20 Aug) after a close meeting, the current president of the Security Council United Kingdom’s ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said that the Security Council members called upon parties to prevent the situation from escalating and to reach an immediate human ceasefire.

He added “the members of Security Council expressed grave concern regarding the loss of civilian lives and casualties. The members of Security Council offered full support to the Egyptian initiative and called upon the parties to resume negotiations to urgently reach a sustainable and lasting ceasefire.”

Also speaking to reporters outside the Security Council, Palestinian ambassador Riyad Mansour said “we are still willing and ready to resume the efforts in Cairo and it is the Israeli side that has taken this option and continued with these massive attacks against our people in the Gaza Strip.”

He stressed “in this connection let me also add that Israel has never abided by the ceasefire. Israel continued to fly military planes over Gaza. They have continued to shoot at the civilian population from land and sea. They fired at people simply trying to make a living by fishing at the sea. They fired at children.”

A nine-day ceasefire fire ended yesterday (19 AUG) halting the negotiation talks in Cairo aimed at ending the six-week conflict.

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