UN chief to brief Security Council on Israeli-Palestinian violence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes hands with United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon during a joint press conference at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on October 20, 2015UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will brief the Security Council on Wednesday on his trip to the Middle East where he is seeking to defuse weeks of violence, diplomats said. Ban made the request to urgently speak to council members by video-conference from the Palestinian West Bank city of Ramallah. The UN chief met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and was due to hold talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday morning.

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