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UN secretary-general hails ceasefire, calls to help rebuild Gaza

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomes the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

“I welcome the ceasefire between Gaza and Israel, after 11 days of deadly hostilities. I extend my deepest condolences to the victims of the violence and their loved ones,” says Guterres.

“I commend Egypt and Qatar for the efforts carried out, in close coordination with the UN, to help restore calm to Gaza and Israel. I call on all sides to observe the ceasefire.”

He calls on the international community to “work with the United Nations on developing an integrated, robust package of support for a swift, sustainable reconstruction and recovery that supports the Palestinian people and strengthens their institutions.”

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