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Netanyahu: UN ceasefire call neglects Israel's needs

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Reuters

The UN Security Council's call for an immediate humanitarian truce in Gaza, neglects Israeli security while addressing the needs of Hamas, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

A statement by the council calling for an immediate ceasefire "relates to the needs of a murderous terrorist group that attacks Israeli civilians and has no answer for Israel's security needs", Netanyahu's office quoted him as telling UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.