The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Israel and Palestinian to start peace talks in Cairo for a durable peace in the Middle East.

In a statement in New York, he asked both Israelis and Palestinians to address underlying issues that continue to cause outbreaks of conflict.    

The UN Secretary-General welcomed the efforts that led to the new ceasefire.

Israeli troops martyred more than 1800 Palestinians during its month-long raids on innocent Palestinians in Gaza Strip. Sixty seven Israeli troops were also killed in fighting.

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