Israeli Troops Continue To Gather On Border As International Ceasefire Efforts Intensify


UN chief Ban Ki-moon is welcomed by Palestinian Foreign Minister... NachrichtenfotoAußenminister,Ban Ki-moon,Diplomatie,Generalsekretär,Horizontal,Hände schütteln,Konflikt,Krieg,Naher und Mittlerer Osten,Nahostkonflikt,Palästinensische Kultur,Politik,Ramallah,Riyad al-Maliki,Stadt,Vereinte Nationen,WestjordanlandPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPUN chief Ban Ki-moon (R) is welcomed by Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki in the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 21, 2012. Fighting raged on both sides of Gaza's borders despite intensified efforts across the region to thrash out a truce to end a week of violence that has cost 136 Palestinian and five Israeli lives. Diplomatic efforts have involved US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi but a deal to end Israel's offensive on rocket-firing militants in the Gaza Strip remains elusive. AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)