UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in Gaza

January 20th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Gaza, Jan 20 (Xinhua) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Gaza Tuesday afternoon to evaluate the ground situation following the Israeli military offensive in the salient.His convoy crossed into the Gaza Strip through Erez border crossing between northern Gaza Strip and Israel.

Ban arrived at the UN headquarters in Gaza city, where he checked the stores of United Nations Relief and Works Agency that were destroyed.

He was not received by Hamas leaders or Hamas authorities that rule the Gaza Strip. He will tour several places and neighbourhoods that were attacked by the Israeli army during the 22-day offensive on Gaza that ended Sunday.

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