What is happening in Gaza is crisis of humanityannounced Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
He warned that the Palestinian enclave is rapidly “being turns into a cemetery for children“. “Reported on hundreds of girls and boys who have been killed or injured every day,” Guterres said.
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Earlier on Monday, the health ministry of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip said more than 10,000 had already died in Israeli airstrikes in the Palestinian territory over the past month. 4 thousand of the victims are children.
In front of journalists in New York, Guterres called for immediate release of the hostageswhich have been held by the militants in Gaza for almost a month, and added that a humanitarian truce is needed between Israel and the Palestinian movement ruling Gaza, Hamas.
“Nothing can justify the deliberate torture, killing, injury and abduction of civilians. The protection of civilians must be paramount,” he said.
A sharp reaction from Israel followed, with the country’s foreign minister, Eli Cohen, writing on the X social network: “shame on you“, tagging the UN Secretary General in the post.
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“More than 30 minors, including a 9-month-old baby, as well as toddlers and children, witnessed their parents being killed in cold blood. Tessa held against their will in the Gaza Strip. “Hamas is the problem in Gaza, not Israel’s actions to eliminate this terrorist organization,” added Cohen.