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Araby calls for UNSC meeting on Gaza

CAIRO, July 8 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil Al-Araby called on the UN Security Council Tuesday to hold an urgent meeting to take measures in order to halt Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip, which has left more than 14 people dead, and several others injured.
"Consultations and contacts have been made with President Mahmoud Abbas about the latest developments in Gaza Strip," Al-Araby told reporters, pointing out that he continues his consultations with Arab foreign ministers in this regard.
Araby expressed his deep concern about the serious Israeli escalation against the Gaza Strip.
He warned at the same time of the consequences of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territory due to continuous Israeli crimes and violations against Palestinian civilians.
By these violations and crimes, Israel apparently violates international humanitarian law, Geneva conventions and international legitimacy resolutions related to the situations in occupied Palestinian territories. (end) msh.mfm.hm