United Nations Leader Worries About Human-Rights Issues in Gaza

From BBC News:

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told Israeli PM Ehud Olmert he is deeply concerned about humanitarian conditions in the blockaded Gaza Strip. In a telephone call, he urged Mr Olmert to ease the delivery of aid to the territory, Mr Ban’s office said.

Israel imposed the blockade on the Gaza Strip two weeks ago amid fresh violence between militants and Israeli troops. On Tuesday, the UN’s top human rights official said the restrictions deprived Palestinians of “basic human rights”. Mr Ban’s office said he had expressed his “deep concern over the consequences of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza”.

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