Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations called for the immediate resignation of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, following what Israel perceives as his undue support for Palestinians. The demand underscores tensions within the international body, with claims that Guterres is unsuitable for his role as the United Nations Chief.
Amidst the escalating crisis, the Israeli military reaffirmed its hardline stance, particularly concerning the prohibition of fuel entry into Gaza. According to the military spokesperson, Israel’s rationale is predicated on accusations that “Hamas utilizes the fuel for its operational needs,” a statement issued without accompanying evidence.
This position directly conflicts with urgent pleas from humanitarian workers who warn of a health catastrophe, as fuel shortages in Gaza threaten critical medical care and water supplies.
Tragedy Strikes: Gaza Hospital Bombarded
The conflict took a grievous turn with the strike on Ahli Arab Hospital in central Gaza, an assault that claimed the lives of at least 500 individuals. The hospital, a presumed sanctuary from the relentless conflict, was crowded with displaced families seeking refuge from continuous bombardments across northern Gaza.
The health ministry highlighted the devastating reality, noting the presence of numerous sick, wounded, and displaced persons within the hospital at the time of the attack. Labelling the strike a “war crime,” the Hamas government in Gaza and other international observers have raised urgent questions about violating humanitarian laws and the sanctity of life amidst the conflict.