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... Fotografía de noticiasBan Ki-Moon,Cisjordania,Ciudad,Conflicto,Conflicto palestino-israelí,Cultura palestina,Diplomacia,Estrechar las manos,Guerra,Horizontal,Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores,Naciones Unidas,Oriente Medio,Política,Ramallah,Riyad Al-Maliki,Secretario GeneralPhotographer 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)