(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Echoing far-left cries over the Hamas-provoked war with Israel, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ response to the conflict has been to term Gaza as a “graveyard for children.”
The international community’s pleas for a truce have been dismissed by both Israel and the Hamas group that governs Gaza. Israel insists that Hamas must first release the hostages taken since its incursion into southern Israel on October 7th. Conversely, Hamas contends that it will neither release these individuals nor cease hostilities while Gaza remains under attack.
Guterres conveyed the dire circumstances to the press, noting the widespread devastation affecting civilians and vital infrastructure, including hospitals, places of worship, and United Nations facilities.
Israel has disclosed the loss of 31 of its soldiers since expanding its ground operations and maintains that Hamas is strategically positioned among civilian populations and medical facilities. Hamas refutes this claim, urging the U.N. to verify what it deems a “false narrative.”
A Reuters correspondent reported that the intensity of Israel’s recent bombardment campaign is among the most severe since October 7, which resulted in 1,400 Israeli deaths and the capture of over 240 hostages.
The U.N. has reported that 89 of its workers have perished, with the U.N. Palestinian Refugee Agency (UNRWA) confirming the loss of five staff members in a single day. Various U.N. agencies have collectively demanded an immediate humanitarian truce, deeming 30 days of conflict intolerable.
Amidst these developments, the U.S. has engaged in discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, advocating for temporary pauses in the conflict to facilitate aid delivery rather than a comprehensive ceasefire. This aligns with the U.S. and Israeli stance that Hamas might exploit a full ceasefire.
Moreover, the eve of the one-month anniversary of the conflict was marked by the projection of hostages’ visages upon the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City.
The Israeli military has reported strategic advancements, targeting Hamas operatives in the northern Gaza Strip. Concurrently, Hamas claims significant damage to Israeli military assets and personnel.
Additionally, the broader conflict dynamics have extended to Lebanon, with Israel targeting Hezbollah in response to rocket attacks, marking a significant intensification of the Israel-Lebanon border conflict since 2006.