The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, is calling for an immediate halt to the fighting in Gaza. He says that intense negotiations between Hamas, Israel, and the global community are needed to end the violence in Gaza. He began a week-long trip to the region to promote his plans for peace after nineteen days of violence in Gaza where an Israeli campaign to end Hamas rocket fire has killed over 900 Palestinians. The Secretary General started his trip in Egypt and we are joined by the BBC's Magdi Abdelhadi in Cairo.

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