“This is the moment of truth… History judges us all. Everyone must take their responsibilities,” Antonio Gutierrez pointed out
The head of the United Nations Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that Gaza faces “an unprecedented avalanche of human suffering” due to lack of food, water and electricity following Israeli bombardments in response to the Hamas attack. “This is the moment of truth… History judges us all. Everyone must take their responsibilities,” he pointed out.
“I repeat my appeal for a humanitarian ceasefire, the unconditional release of all hostages and the delivery of life-saving supplies,” the UN Secretary General said in a statement.
“Misery grows every minute. Without fundamental change, the people of Gaza will face an unprecedented avalanche of human suffering” he pointed out.
Antonio Guterres asked control of humanitarian aid deliveries to the Gaza Strip from Egypt through the Rafah border crossing to be “adjusted to allow many more trucks to enter Gaza quickly”.
“Many more” people “they will die soon” because of the siege Israel has imposed on Gaza since October 9, the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, said from Jerusalem.
At the same time, the World Health Organization announced that urgently needs $80 million to meet humanitarian needs in the West Bank and Gaza and to undertake emergency planning for Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan until the end of 2023.
It is noted that SKAI asked the representative of the Israeli Foreign Ministry Lior Hayat to comment on the statements of UN officials who accused Israel of collective punishment of the Palestinian people:
“Unfortunately the UN officials who are speaking now were very, very, very silent on October 7 and lost the moral ground to speak to us. If you didn’t say anything on October 7, I invite you to shut it up.”
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