UN Chief Expresses Shock Over Israeli Attack on Gaza Ambulance Convoy

"There is "not nearly enough" food, water and medicine, while fuel to power hospitals and water plants was running out."

by Sead Dedovic
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UN Chief Expresses Shock Over Israeli Attack on Gaza Ambulance Convoy
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Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, has expressed his dismay at the Israeli forces' attack on an ambulance convoy in Gaza on November 3. He stated that the conflict "must stop." The Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported that one of its ambulances was struck by a missile fired by Israeli forces near the entrance to a hospital in Gaza City, resulting in 15 casualties and over 60 injuries.

It is evident that in this war no conventions are respected, and that there are no rules. No one seems to choose the means to reach the end. Such moves really show what kind of chaos the people in the Middle East are in. Guterres emphasized his shock at the reported attack, particularly the distressing images of casualties in front of Al Shifa Hospital.

The Israeli military stated that the strike targeted an "ambulance vehicle identified by forces as being used by a Hamas terrorist cell in close proximity to their position in the combat zone.

Guterres: The humanitarian situation in Gaza was horrific

Guterres emphasized that Palestine is in a difficult situation.

Their population currently does not have the basic conditions that every human being on this planet must have. People are in fear, they are starving and they don't know what the new day will bring. Guterres believes that a red alarm has been triggered and that it is necessary to help.

"This must stop,"Guterres said. "The humanitarian situation in Gaza was horrific. There is "not nearly enough" food, water and medicine, while fuel to power hospitals and water plants was running out. Morgues are overflowing.

Shops are empty. The sanitation situation is abysmal. We are seeing an increase in diseases and respiratory illnesses, especially among children. An entire population is traumatized. Nowhere is safe," All those with influence must exert it to ensure respect for the rules of war, end the suffering and avoid a spillover of the conflict that could engulf the whole region," .

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