UN Chief Condemns “Unprecedented” Killing of Civilians in Gaza in Israeli Airstrikes

Mon Nov 20 2023
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GENEVA: The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres decried the loss of thousands of innocent civilian lives in Israel’s ongoing bombardment of Gaza, saying that it is “clear” now that thousands of children have been killed in just a few weeks.

“This is what matters,” Guterres told Al Jazeera, adding, “We are witnessing a killing of innocent civilians that is unparalleled and unprecedented in any conflict since I am secretary-general.” Guterres began his first five-year term in January 2017.

The death toll in Gaza continues to rise, with at least 13,000 Palestinian people, including over 5,500 children, and 4,000 women reported as martyred in Israeli attacks on the besieged territory.

Israeli Airstrike on Indonesian Hospital in Gaza

The death toll from an Israeli airstrike on an Indonesian hospital in Gaza has risen to 12, according to reports. The casualties include wounded patients and their attendants. Gaza’s health ministry spokesperson, Ashraf al Qudra, stated that emergency services have faced challenges recovering the bodies.

The World Health Organization (WHO) expressed deep concern and condemnation over the attack on the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza. WHO reported 12 deaths, including patients, and tens of injuries, including critical and life-threatening ones. The organization emphasized that health workers and civilians should never be exposed to such horror, especially within the confines of a hospital.

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