The UN Security Council called for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian truce in Gaza Strip to allow for urgent aid to reach civilians.

In a statement, 15-member Council expressed grave concern over the prevailing situation in Gaza and demanded an immediate truce between Israel and Hamas.

It urges Israel and Hamas to accept and fully implement the humanitarian truce into the Eid period and beyond.

The statement proposed that ceasefire should be held according to the proposal of Egypt. It also called for safety of life and property of Palestinians.

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