UN Secretary-General ‘Deeply Regrets’ Resumption of Fighting in Gaza after Humanitarian Truce

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (Photo: U.S. Mission, Eric Bridiers, via Wikimedia Commons)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The Secretary-General of the United Nations expressed “deep regret” on Friday over the resumption of Israel’s aggression on Gaza, following the end of the humanitarian truce earlier in the day.

“I deeply regret that military operations have started again in Gaza. I still hope that it will be possible to renew the pause that was established,” Antonio Guterres said on X.

Guterres added that the “return to hostilities only shows how important it is to have a true humanitarian ceasefire.”

Dozens of Palestinians were killed as Israel resumed its airstrikes against the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday, according to the Health Ministry in the enclave.

The Health Ministry also said that medical teams are dealing with a large number of wounded amidst the total collapse of the Strip’s healthcare systems. 

The situation of hospitals in the northern Gaza Strip is “painful and disastrous”, according to the ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra, and hospitals in the south are exhausted due to the Israeli aggression.

Until a ceasefire was announced on Friday, November 24, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that over 15,000 Palestinians, including over 6,150 children and more than 4,000 women, with another 36,000 wounded.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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