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Gaza crisis UN's Ban Ki moon calls for ceasefire.

The UN's secretary general has called for an immediate ceasefire as Israel's pounding of Gaza enters its sixth day. Ban Ki-moon said he was going to Cairo to join talks about a possible truce. Sunday was the bloodiest day of Operation Pillar of Defence, as Israel said it was targeting the homes of Hamas militants. Eighty-six Palestinians and three Israelis have died in six days, as Israel hits Gaza from the sea and air while Hamas militants fire rockets. Israel's army said it had targeted around 80 sites overnight, including militant-owned buildings, weapons storage facilities and police stations, bringing its total to 1350 sites targeted since Wednesday. Palestinian sources said 18 people had been killed in the raids. It added that one rocket had been fired out of Gaza towards Israel overnight - more rocket fire is resuming now but there are no reports of casualties or damage. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he was ready to expand the operation, after Israel authorised the mobilisation of up to 75000 army reservists. Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has said an Israeli ground invasion would have "serious repercussions", saying Egypt would never accept it "and neither will the free world". The Arab League, which met in emergency session in Cairo on Sunday, is sending a delegation of foreign ministers to Gaza on Tuesday. Video by: BBC News
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