UN ROOM copyBREAKING NEWS: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday night urged Israel to scrap plans for a ground operation in Gaza, saying that “too many” Palestinian Arab civilians have been killed, AFP reported. Repeating his call for a ceasefire, the secretary-general said he “feels a sense of responsibility for the Palestinians who, especially in the Gaza Strip, have long been denied the sense of freedom and dignity that they deserve,” according to a statement released by his spokesman Stephane Dujarric. The situation in Gaza “appears to be worsening,” Ban said, noting that the UN Security Council’s call for a ceasefire had not been respected. More