UN chief António Guterres denounces Israel for the ‘heartbreaking’ deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza.
The Palestinian loss of life toll in Israel’s assault on Gaza has surpassed 25,000, based on the Ministry of Well being within the territory.
Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra mentioned on Sunday that 178 folks had been confirmed killed within the earlier 24 hours, with the loss of life toll in additional than three months of Israel’s struggle on Gaza reaching 25,105.
The Israeli bombardment started after Hamas’s shock assault on southern Israel on October 7 killed at the least 1,139 folks, based on an Al Jazeera tally primarily based on official Israeli statistics. Round 250 different folks in Israel had been taken hostage by Palestinian armed teams.
Reporting from Rafah in southern Gaza, Al Jazeera’s Hani Mahmoud mentioned there was intense floor combating close to a key hospital in Khan Younis on Sunday.
“Snipers have taken positions in high-rise buildings, taking pictures folks on the road beneath. Individuals in [Nasser] hospital don’t have any place to go,” mentioned Mahmoud, including that “It’s street-to-street, house-to-house combating.”
Yesterday, Israeli shelling east of the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza killed 4 Palestinians and injured 21 others, based on the Palestine Purple Crescent Society.
‘Heartbreaking’ deaths: UN chief
United Nations Secretary-Normal António Guterres denounced Israel for the “heartbreaking” deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza.
“Israel’s army operations have unfold mass destruction and killed civilians on a scale unprecedented throughout my time as secretary-general,” Guterres mentioned on the opening of the G77+China summit within the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
Guterres instructed Al Jazeera that the decision to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian battle lies in “the acceptance of the proper of the Palestinians to statehood and the acceptance of a two-state resolution”.
The feedback come a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doubled down on his opposition to Palestinian statehood.
Not less than 62,681 folks have been wounded within the Israeli assault on Gaza, based on Palestinian authorities.
Some 85 p.c of the territory’s inhabitants has been displaced, with hundreds sheltering in UN-run camps within the southern a part of the coastal enclave in squalid circumstances.
The UN has mentioned there are “famine-like” circumstances in Gaza as round one in 4 of the inhabitants of two.3 million folks face excessive starvation.
Solely a fraction of the help wanted has been delivered resulting from combating and extreme Israeli restrictions on shipments.
Girls and kids are the largest victims within the struggle, based on the UN.
Netanyahu has vowed to maintain up the offensive till Hamas is worn out, with Israel additionally ramping up combating on different fronts, sparking fears of tensions boiling over regionally.