Earlier this week, 10 Gaza militants dressed in Israeli army uniforms popped out of the ground.
718 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed, while 32 Israeli soliders have lost their lives since the conflict began.
Ban demanded that militants groups, who are responsible should be held accountable for endangering the lives of civilians.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reported some progress in ceasefire talks.
Calls for ‘immediate ceasefire’ and ‘peaceful dialogue’
Egypt has tried to get both sides to hold fire and then negotiate terms for protracted calm in the Palestinian enclave.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN chief Ban Ki-moon are in Egypt to try to arrange a ceasefire.
Here’s an interactive timeline of events that unfolded in the past 15 days in Gaza.
At least five persons were killed and 70 others injured in the latest Israeli strike on a hospital in Gaza.
Two Israel Defence Forces soldiers were killed during battles of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza Strip.
Ayman Batniji says tank shells damaged several houses along the eastern border of the territory early Tuesday.
Violence also spread to the occupied West Bank, where medics said soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man.
U.N. Security Council expressed “serious concern” about Gaza’s rising civilian death toll.
The armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas group claimed late on Sunday that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier.
Netanyahu accused Hamas of deliberately targeting Israeli civilians and of using Gaza residents as “human shields.”