December 18, 2014
UN secretary-general Ban 'shocked and appalled' by shelling of Gaza school
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said he was appalled by the shelling of a UN school in the Gaza Strip today and made a vehement plea for both sides to end the conflict.
"I was shocked and appalled by what has happened in Beit Hanoun," Ban told reporters, referring to the northern Gaza town where the attack, in which at least 15 people died according to Gaza authorities, took place.
"It is totally unacceptable," he said in Cairo, before sitting down for talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry.