Friday, March 1, 2024

Guterres condemns thousands of civilian deaths and destruction in Gaza due to Israeli attacks

The Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, highlighted the “total” destruction and the “absolutely unprecedented” number of civilian deaths due to the military offensive of the Israeli Armed Forces in the Gaza Strip.

“After the heinous attacks by Hamas on October 7, the total devastation in Gaza and the number of civilian casualties caused by the Israeli Army in such a short period of time is unprecedented,” said Guterres from Kampala, Uganda. where he participated in the Non – Conference of Aligned Countries.

Guterres recalled that among the dead there were 152 UN workers, “a sad tragedy for our organization, for their families and for those who work in Gaza.”

Humanitarian workers were “doing their best to provide aid,” but “they faced constant shelling and daily danger to themselves and their families,” he recalled.

“People die not only from bombs and bullets, but also from lack of food and clean water, from hospitals without electricity or medicine, and from exhausting journeys to smaller villages. part of the land to escape the fighting,” he said.

For Guterres, the conflict “must stop.” “I will not stop my call for an immediate and humanitarian ceasefire and the unconditional release of all hostages. And we must do everything possible to prevent this conflict from affecting other countries in area and the West Bank.” , added. Guterres specifically mentioned Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and the Red Sea.

“The refusal to accept a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians and the rejection of the right to a state for the Palestinian people is unacceptable,” he said.

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