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  1. Civilian Deaths in Gaza a Stain on Israel and its Allies

    - Inter Press Service

    OSLO, Norway, Dec 06 (IPS) - The pulverising of Gaza now ranks amongst the worst assaults on any civilian population in our time and age. Each day we see more dead children and new depths of suffering for innocent people enduring this hell.

  2. Guterres urges Security Council to act over Israel-Palestine crisis as threat to international peace and security

    - UN News

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    Invoking a rarely used article of the UN CharterSecretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday called on the Security Council to “press to avert a humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza and unite in a call for a full humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants.

  3. UN's Türk urges probe into alleged sexual violence during Hamas terror attacks

    - UN News

    UN human rights chief Volker Türk on Wednesday condemned serious sexual violations allegedly carried out by Hamas militants during their terror attacks in southern Israel on 7 October, while humanitarians in Gaza said conditions for civilians there had hit “rock bottom”, amid continued bombardment and mass displacement in the south.

  4. Nowhere is Safe in Gaza -- and Nowhere Left to Go

    - Inter Press Service

    GAZA, Palestine, Dec 05 (IPS) - The 7-day ceasefire brought respite to everyone; hostages were reunited with their families and desperately needed aid went into Gaza. We need more of this; all hostages released and considerably more aid and protection for Palestinian civilians.

  5. Desperation intensifies in Gaza amid uncertainty of ‘safe zones’

    - UN News

    The situation for Gazans is “getting worse by the hour”, the UN health agency WHO said on Tuesday, after some the heaviest Israeli shelling in the enclave since Hamas militants massacred some 1,200 people in southern Israel and took around 240 hostages on 7 October.

  6. Iraq: UN team issues latest report on terrorist atrocities

    - UN News

    The UN team investigating crimes committed by Da’esh terrorist group has issued its latest report documenting the terrorist group’s atrocities in Iraq, laying the groundwork for future prosecutions.

  7. UN chief calls on Israel to ‘spare civilians from more suffering’ in Gaza

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reiterated his call for a sustained humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and the unconditional and immediate release of all hostages, his Spokesperson said on Monday.

  8. Gaza: Aid access to north now entirely blocked amid escalating bombing in south

    - UN News

    Reports of hundreds of fatalities from bombing in southern Gaza over the weekend heightened deep concerns for civilians sheltering there, while UN humanitarians on Monday said that aid teams had only “extremely limited” movement and access to the north was “now entirely blocked”.

  9. Gaza: UN rights chief appeals for end to violence and a return to dialogue

    - UN News

    The resumption of hostilities in Gaza and its terrifying impact on civilians underscore the need for the violence to end and a long-term political solution between Palestinians and Israelis to be found, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Sunday.

  10. Israel-Jordan Relations in The Wake of The Gaza War

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Dec 01 (IPS) - Although the dire impact of the Israel-Hamas war has touched many countries in the region and beyond, no foreign country has been so profoundly affected by the war than Jordan. Israel must mitigate Jordan’s concerns to save its critical alliance with its neighbor while fully collaborating in the search for a permanent resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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