The Palestinian death toll reaches more than 500, the United Nations Security Council has predicted for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza.
The bodies of 16 Palestinians killed in an Israeli air strike on a home in the south of Gaza have been ground Medics have stated, forcing the Palestinian death toll to 501.
The UNSC has expressed worry at the escalation of violence in the Gaza conflict later than meeting yesterday to discuss almost two weeks of fighting between Israel and the Islamist Hamas group.
Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary-General, who is in the Middle East in a bid to help broker a ceasefire, condemned the killings in Shejaia as an “atrocious action” and hollered for an immediate end to the combat.
The Security Council on 12 July called for a cease fire amongPalestinians and Israelis and expressed serious concern around the wellbeing and protection of civilians on both positions. The United States, a near ally of Israel, agreed to the statement after the Arab Group threatened to press for a solution.