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U.N. calls for immediate cease-fire in Gaza Strip
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The U.N. Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip."

The announcement came during an emergency meeting Monday morning. The U.N. also called for "the delivery of urgently needed assistance" to those living in areas of conflict.

The 15-member council asked for all involved parties to "engage in efforts to achieve a durable and fully respected cease-fire." The emergency meeting came after a weekend of temporary cease-fire. The conflict's death toll now includes more than 1,000 Palestinians and 46 Israelis.

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN he hopes for "sustained calm" in the region "as soon as possible."

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