UN: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate end to the tensions following Israel’s aggression in Gaza.
“I am deeply shocked by the continued air and artillery bombardment by the Israeli Defence Forces in Gaza,” Guterres said of the salvos that have killed more than 200 Palestinians, including 60 children.
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the UN General Assembly that “if there is a hell on earth, it is the lives of children in Gaza”.
He said the bomb against Gaza killed more than 200 Palestinians. Gaza should cease fire immediately. Israeli bombing destroyed several hospitals, thousands of Palestinians were displaced, and nine members of the same family were killed in a bomb attack in a refugee camp.
The head of the United Nations went on to say that he was also concerned about the destruction of a media building in Gaza and added that journalists must be protected. He said that UN facilities have also become targets in Gaza and demanded that Israel pave the way for humanitarian assistance. “Tensions must be stopped, the conflict in Palestine cannot be ignored.”
“It is imperative that we achieve de-escalation, to prevent an uncontainable crossborder security and humanitarian crisis,” Guterres said, calling for the “resumption of negotiations” pursuing “a two-state solution on the basis of the 1967 lines.”
“We are in contact with Hamas and Israel for a ceasefire, and all member states should put pressure on both sides for a ceasefire,” he said. He said Israeli government must avoid violation of war crime laws, adding that the civilians can never be targeted, and bombing of densely populated areas must be avoided.