December 9, 2023

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UN Secretary-General warns that the situation in Gaza has become “more desperate”

UN Secretary-General warns that the situation in Gaza has become “more desperate”

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed, on Sunday, his concern about the “increasingly desperate” situation in the Gaza Strip, expressing his regret that Israel has “intensified its military operations” in the Palestinian Strip.

“The situation in Gaza is becoming increasingly desperate, hour after hour,” Guterres said during a visit to the capital, Kathmandu. “I regret that instead of a much-needed humanitarian pause, with the support of the international community, Israel has intensified its military operations.” Nepal.

The official described the number of civilian deaths and injuries in the war between Israel and Hamas as “completely unacceptable.”

The conflict was sparked by the bloody attack carried out by the Palestinian Islamic Movement in Israeli territory on October 7, which left 1,400 people dead, most of them civilians. Hamas also took about 230 people hostage, according to Israeli authorities.

Israel responded to this attack with a bombing campaign on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, which has so far left more than 8,000 people dead, most of them also civilians, according to the Palestinian movement’s Ministry of Health.

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations reiterated his call for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in the Gaza Strip, and called for “the provision of sustainable humanitarian aid on a scale that meets the needs of the population” in the Palestinian territories.

“The world is witnessing a humanitarian catastrophe occurring before our eyes,” Guterres said in Kathmandu.

The Secretary-General added, “More than two million people, with nowhere to go in complete safety, are deprived of the basic elements of life – food, water, shelter and medical care – while being subjected to continuous bombardment.” United nations.

Ten Nepalis were killed during the war between Israel and Hamas, and another is missing.