VIDEO: UNICEF Workers Threatened by Zionist in Milan Amidst Ongoing Conflict

In a startling incident in Milan, UNICEF workers became victims of a threat while collecting aid for the people of Palestine

by Faruk Imamovic
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VIDEO: UNICEF Workers Threatened by Zionist in Milan Amidst Ongoing Conflict
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In a startling incident in Milan, UNICEF workers became victims of a threat while collecting aid for the people of Palestine. A video making rounds on social media captured an unknown man lashing out at the workers, threatening them with the chilling words, "Say Palestine one more time, I will f***ing kill you."

Tensions in the Middle East

This incident comes in the wake of escalating violence in Palestine that began on October 7 with Operation Al-Aqsa Storm.

Launched by Hamas, this was a multifaceted assault involving rocket launches and infiltrations into Israel via land, sea, and air. This move was, according to sources, a retaliation for the attack on the Al-Aqsa mosque and the increasing violent activities by Jewish settlers in the West Bank.

In a reciprocating move, Israel initiated an intensive bombing campaign in Gaza, reportedly aimed at Hamas' bases. However, this retaliation has plunged Gaza into an acute humanitarian disaster, marked by the absence of basic amenities like electricity, food, water, fuel, and vital medical supplies.

The offensive has forced over a million residents, which is nearly half of Gaza's population, to flee, primarily towards the south, heeding Israel's warning to vacate the northern regions. The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reported that the death toll includes 2,800 civilians, out of which 750 were children.

UN Resolution Fails to Find Common Ground

A recent UN Security Council resolution proposed to establish a humanitarian ceasefire in the conflict-ridden region. Unfortunately, it fell short of passing. Drafted by Russia, the resolution garnered only five votes in its favour, lacking the required nine.

The proposal was marked by four dissenting votes and six abstentions. The draft primarily called for a ceasefire, release of hostages, safe civilian evacuation, and unhindered access to humanitarian aid. Notably, the resolution condemned violence against civilians and all acts of terrorism but refrained from directly naming Hamas.

US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, highlighted her concerns, stating, "By failing to condemn Hamas, Russia is giving cover to a terrorist group that brutalises innocent civilians. It is outrageous. It is hypocritical and it is indefensible." In contrast, Russia's UN ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, argued that Western countries had crushed hopes of the council taking decisive steps to halt the ongoing bloodshed.

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