The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, underlined last Tuesday night that he felt “horrified” by the deaths of “hundreds of Palestinian civilians” in a strike on a hospital in Gaza, which he “strongly condemned”, however avoiding to assign responsibility for ‘ this.

“My heart goes out to the families of the victims. Hospitals and health personnel are protected under international humanitarian law,” the UN chief said via X (formerly Twitter).

French President Emmanuel Macron stressed that “nothing can justify the targeting of civilians”. He noted that “all light must be shed” on the circumstances of the attack, while also calling for humanitarian aid to be allowed to be delivered to the Gaza Strip “without delay”.

“An attack on political infrastructure is not in line with international law,” said European Council President Charles Michel

Russia and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council today to discuss the deadly bombing of a hospital in Gaza.

Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah organization has announced that Wednesday will be a day of unprecedented rage against Israel.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi condemned the deadly bombing of the hospital and said that “the flames of US-Israeli bombs” will soon “devour” Israel itself.

The head of the African Union and Saudi Arabia spoke of an Israeli “war crime”

The attack on a hospital where there were women, children and innocent civilians is the latest example of Israel’s attacks, far from the most basic human values, Turkey’s president said. Mr Erdogan called on humanity to take action to stop this unprecedented barbarity in Gaza.

The head of the Arab League called on the West to intervene immediately to “stop the tragedy in Gaza” after the bombing of a hospital that killed hundreds of Palestinians. Ahmed Abul Yait condemned the deadly attack, calling it a “war crime” and warning that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.