UN Security Council agrees on immediate Gaza ceasefire

January 9th, 2009 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS  

New York, Jan 9 (DPA) The UN Security Council voted 14-0 late Thursday calling on Israel and Hamas to “immediately” cease fire in the Gaza conflict. The statement said the ceasefire must be “immediate, durable and fully respected … leading to the full withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza.”

The United States abstained from voting.

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