Published on Jul 20, 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killings as an “atrocious action” and called for an immediate end to the fighting, urging Israel to “exercise maximum restraint.”
“Too many innocent people are dying (and) living in constant fear,” he said at news conference in Doha.
Also on Sunday, US President Barack Obama called for an “immediate ceasefire” between Israel and Hamas.
“The situation is intolerable,” Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas said earlier in a televised speech from the Qatari capital, Doha.
“What the occupation forces did today in Shejaia is a crime against humanity,” Abbas said. “Those who committed it will not go unpunished.”
As the IDF continues the operation in Gaza, Abbas arrived in Qatar on Sunday to discuss a potential ceasefire with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and the UN chief.