UN calls for immediate cessation of missile attack between Israel and Gaza Strip

The UN envoy for the peace process in the Middle East, Tor Wennesland, called on prevent further escalation between Israel and the Gaza Strip and called for an “immediate” end to the exchange of missiles between the parties.

“In the last few hours, at least 10 Palestinians were killed by Israeli airstrikes. I am deeply saddened by reports that a five year old boy died in these attacks. There can be no justification for any attack on civilians,” he said in a statement.

In this sense, he indicated that, given recent events, “the pprogress achieved in the gradual opening” of the Strip since May “runs the risk of fading” and could imply “even greater humanitarian needs” in a context of economic crisis in which international support “will not be readily available”.

“The UN is fully engaged with all stakeholders in an attempt to prevent a new conflict that would have devastating consequences, primarily for civilians. The responsibility lies with the parties to prevent this from happening, ”he assured.

The Israeli Army announced this Friday the beginning of a bombing operation against targets of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip after several days on alert for possible retaliation by the organization after the arrest in the West Bank of a senior member of the cluster.

The first minutes of the call Operation ‘Dawn’ began with the announcement of the death of a commander of the Islamic Jihad military forces in northern Gaza, identified as Taisir al Jabari, a death that has been confirmed by the militia itself.

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After that, the parties began an exchange of missiles, both at different strategic points in the Gaza Strip, according to the Israeli authorities, and in Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv, as reported by the Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad. (EuropePress)


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