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

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon is welcomed by Palestinian Foreign Minister... Nieuwsfoto'sArabisch-Israëlisch conflict,Ban Ki-Moon,Conflict,Diplomatie,Horizontaal,Iemand een hand geven,Midden-Oosten,Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken,Oorlog,Palestijnse cultuur,Politiek,Ramallah,Riyad al-Maliki,Secretaris-generaal,Stad,Verenigde Naties,Westelijke JordaanoeverPhotographer 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)