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UN Chief Calls for a New Approach to Israel’s Military Strategy in Gaza

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a paradigm shift in Israel’s military strategy in Gaza and aid delivery following the killing of seven humanitarian workers. Guterres emphasized the need for independent investigations and measurable changes to prevent further mistakes in the conflict.

Guterres highlighted the deadly nature of the Gaza conflict, with 196 humanitarian aid workers, including over 175 UN staff members, losing their lives. He also expressed concerns about an information war, emphasizing the importance of allowing international journalists entry into Gaza to prevent false narratives from spreading.

The UN Secretary-General demanded an investigation into the killings, stressing the need for cooperation from Israeli authorities. In response, the Israeli government informed the United Nations of its plans to increase humanitarian aid distribution in Gaza, aiming to address the desperate situation in the region.

Guterres reiterated the urgent need for a humanitarian cease-fire, the release of hostages, protection of civilians, and unhindered aid delivery. He emphasized the importance of implementing Security Council resolutions calling for these actions to prevent mass starvation and regional conflict.

As the Gaza conflict nears six months, Guterres urged stakeholders to silence the guns, ease suffering, and prevent a potential famine. He emphasized the critical need for global standards and norms to be upheld to avoid further escalation in the region.

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