UN Chief Ban Ki-moon — AP Photo
UN chief Ban Ki-moon. — Photo by AP

CAIRO: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged all sides to the Gaza conflict to immediately cease their fire, warning at a press conference in Cairo that an escalation would put the entire region at risk.

“All sides must halt fire immediately,” Ban said, as an Israeli military operation against rocket-firing militants in Gaza entered a sixth day, with 109 Palestinians and three Israelis killed.

“Further escalating the situation will put the entire region at risk,” he added.

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