UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A U.N. spokesman says United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "strongly cautions against Israel launching a ground operation, which would clearly result in further tragedy."
U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky relayed the comment to reporters in New York by teleconference Tuesday as Ban emerged from a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Ban is in the region to try to calm tensions around the Israeli offensive in Gaza against Hamas.
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