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UN Security Council calls midnight meeting over Gaza

New York - The UN Security Council was to meet at midnight on Sunday (0400 GMT Monday) to discuss the ongoing fighting in Gaza, the council's president said.

Such late-night meetings are rare on a weekend.

More deaths and destruction were reported in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after attempts to extend a humanitarian ceasefire failed.

More than 1,000 Palestinians and 40 Israeli soldiers have been killed in the conflict.

DPA


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