UN Security Council demands Gaza cease-fire, stops short of calling for Israel pullout

July 21, 2014 7:00 AM

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UN Security Council demands Gaza cease-fire, stops short of calling for Israel pullout

July 20, 2014: Israeli U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor speaks during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the worsening situation in Gaza at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The United Nations Security Council called for an immediate halt to fighting in the Gaza Strip at an emergency session Sunday evening, but stopped short considering a draft resolution that would have called for Israeli forces to withdraw from the territory.

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