Qatar condemns Israel attack on Gaza's Shejaia district

by Reuters
Sunday, 20 July 2014 18:46 GMT

DOHA, July 20 (Reuters) - The Qatari foreign minister condemned the deaths of dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Sunday as a "massacre" and called for a ceasefire that would ensure the lifting of a blockade on the coastal region.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, speaking at a joint news conference with the minister, Khaled al-Attiya, described Israeli-Palestinian fighting in Gaza as an "open wound and we must stop the bleeding now".

(Reporting by Amena Bakr, writing by Sami Aboudi, Editing by William Maclean)

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