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5/11, 6:57 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UN urges cease of 'spiraling escalation' in Gaza

The United Nations urged on Tuesday Israel and Palestine to immediately cease "serious" and "spiraling escalation" in the disputed region of Gaza.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his "grave concern" over the situation and sadness over casualties on both sides, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said. Dujarric also called on Israel to exercise "maximum restraint" and reduce its use of force in the clashes in East Jerusalem, which started after authorities ordered the eviction of several Palestinian families from their homes to have new buildings constructed there.

Later on, the tensions continued in Gaza, with both Israel and Palestine's Hamas launching airstrikes. Both sides went on to confirm they will continue the attacks.

Breaking the News / JR