Israel Hamas War Latest News: A group of independent UN experts on Thursday appealed for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, saying that time is running out for Palestinians in the war-torn region, who are at grave risk of genocide.
Israel Hamas War Latest News: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that his government opposes any temporary ceasefire in Gaza unless Hamas frees all hostages. He also said it would continue to prevent fuel from entering Gaza. Netanyahu made this statement shortly after meeting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was visiting Israel.
Netanyahu said Israel continues to fight with “all its might” and that it “rejects a temporary ceasefire that does not include the release of its hostages.” Will not allow and will continue to object to the transfer of funds to Gaza Strip.
UN experts had appealed for ceasefire
On Thursday, a group of independent UN experts appealed for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, saying time was running out for Palestinians in the war-torn territory, who are at grave risk of genocide.
“We are convinced that the Palestinian people are at serious risk of genocide,” the group of experts said in a statement. We call for a humanitarian ceasefire to ensure that aid reaches those who need it most.
Last week, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also appealed for the “immediate” release of the hostages and a humanitarian ceasefire. “I reiterate my call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, the unconditional release of all hostages, and the continued delivery of humanitarian relief on a scale that meets the needs of the people of Gaza,” Guterres said during his visit to Nepal.
The UN Chief said, ‘We must unite to end this nightmare for the people of Gaza, Israel and those affected around the world.’