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UN Chief Warns of Risk of ‘All-Out Escalation’ in Gaza

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned of the risk of an “all-out escalation” in Israel and the Gaza Strip during an emergency meeting Thursday of the U.N. Security Council. In his briefing to the council, Ban said Islamic militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad have fired more than 550 rockets into Israel in the past several days, and Israel’s military has responded with more than 500 airstrikes on Gaza.   He said the only way to prevent an Israeli ground offensive is for Hamas...

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