A United Nations official warned that the escalating conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Palestinian militants Hamas was pushing the region into a "deep, dangerous abyss".
She said, "This is the most difficult moment for the Israelis and Palestinians in the past 75 years."
The Middle East's envoy to the United Nations warned that the escalating conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Palestinian militants Hamas could push the region into a "dangerous abseil" with a risk of conflict becoming conflagrating.
Tor Wennesland is the UN Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process. He fears that the world "is on the verge of a dangerous and deep abyss which could alter the course of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."
He said that this is the most difficult time for the Israelis and Palestinians in the past 75 years.
At the U.N. Security Council
via a video link.
Hamas militants infiltrated Israel on Oct. 7 and launched a multipronged land, air, and sea attack. They killed more than 1,000 and kidnapped 200, including infants and elderly people.
Israel responded with airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian enclave controlled by Hamas. Since then, the enclave is under constant threat.
Days of aerial bombardment
Wennesland warned the developments since that time had "served as a catalyst for rekindling grievances and reanimating alliances in the region."
He added that the risk of a conflict expansion is "very real and very dangerous".
Human rights organizations
Israel has cut off all supplies to Gaza. Food, water, and electricity are in short supply.
The Al-Ahli Hospital
In Gaza City, a bombing killed hundreds of people. This sparked protests throughout the Middle East. The hospital was a shelter for people fleeing Israeli airstrikes.
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Denied that its rockets hit the hospital
The U.S. Government says that it has received information from the Pentagon indicating that Israel
The deadly strike was not the fault of the terrorist
Other UN members condemned the attack against the hospital. Martin Griffiths, UN's Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief coordinator, called for "a desperately needed ceasefire" and "safe access to all of Gaza by humanitarians."
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According to the press office of the Israeli government, the death toll from the conflict is continuing to rise. More than 1,400 Israelis have been killed and 3,500 others injured. Palestinian Health Ministry reported, on the other hand, that more than 3,300 people had been killed and 12,500 injured in Gaza.
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Wennesland stated that meetings with Egyptian leaders were focused on the facilitation of humanitarian assistance through Rafah.
The border between Egypt and Gaza is the
sole passage point
Between Egypt and Gaza Strip
Wennesland said, "The next step is to work together in order to stop the violence and prevent its expansion into the region."