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UN: Immediate ceasefire needed as Israeli bombing in Gaza kills over 13,000 civilians

The Israeli bombing in Gaza has killed over 13,000 civilians, including 5,500 children and 3500 women.The UN has urged all parties to prioritize civilian protection and follow international humanitarian law by calling for an immediate ceasefire.

Since October 7, the Israeli bombing has killed almost 13,000 Gazans. Israeli officials still report 1,200 deaths from Hamas attacks on October 7.

The “unparalleled and unprecedented” number of civilians murdered in Israel’s attack on Gaza since Guterres took office in 2017 alarmed the UN Secretary-General.

Guterres spoke from UN headquarters about the region’s deteriorating situation and the tragic toll on innocent lives. “Gaza civilian deaths are heartbreaking and terrible. “Guterres said the situation requires immediate and coordinated efforts to end violence.

As Israeli tanks approached the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza, where at least 12 people died in morning Israeli bombardment, the UN Chief spoke. Medical facility attacks raise concerns regarding international humanitarian law and civilian infrastructure security during conflict.

Gaza’s health ministry head called Israel’s assertion that a Hamas tunnel was found at al-Shifa Hospital a “pure lie.” Such claims cast doubt on the accuracy of information and its impact on medical facility and staff safety.

The UN calls for an urgent ceasefire and urges all parties to safeguard civilians and follow international humanitarian law. The Secretary-General urges diplomatic efforts to resolve the longstanding issue in a sustainable and just manner.

The UN is committed to working with all stakeholders to alleviate the humanitarian situation in the region and achieve a durable peace that respects everyone’s rights and dignity.

Conclusion

The official Hamas death toll is 1,200, while the Israeli bombing on Gaza has killed almost 13,000. The high number of civilians murdered in Israel’s war on Gaza since 2017 alarmed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The UN Chief’s comment follows Israeli tanks surrounding the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza, where at least 12 patients died. Medical facility attacks raise concerns regarding international humanitarian law and civilian infrastructure security during conflict.

Gaza’s health ministry head disputes Israel’s claim that a Hamas tunnel was uncovered at al-Shifa Hospital, raising concerns about information veracity and medical facility safety. The UN urges all parties to prioritize civilian protection and follow international humanitarian law by calling for an immediate ceasefire. Guterres urges diplomatic efforts to resolve the situation sustainably and fairly. The UN will cooperate with all parties to end the humanitarian crisis and establish enduring peace that respects human rights and dignity.

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