WASHINGTON: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his disturbance over the loss of lives in hospitals in Gaza because of ongoing Israeli bombing.
His spokesman Stephane Dujarric at a news conference on Tuesday said Secretary-General is deeply disturbed by the horrible situation and a dramatic loss of life in several hospitals in Gaza.
He said the Secretary-General calls for an immediate ceasefire in the name of humanity.
UN official went on to say that Guterres continues to discuss the issue with a variety of interlocutors and his colleagues in the field.
Meanwhile Israeli strikes have recently targeted the Gaza’s main hospital, Al-Shifa. The Israeli military claims that Hamas has an underground command center under the hospital, an accusation dismissed by the Palestinian group.
Israel has started relentless air and ground assaults on the Gaza Strip since a cross-border attack by Hamas on October 7.
According to the latest figures from Palestinian authorities at least 11,320 Palestinians have been killed, including more than 7,800 women and children, and over 29,200 others have been wounded.
Thousands of buildings, including hospitals, mosques and churches, have also been destroyed in the Israeli strikes.