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UN chief Guterres calls on Hamas to ‘immediately’ release hostages without conditions

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Hamas to “immediately” release the hostages without any conditions.

In a post on the X social media platform, Guterres made two humanitarian appeals amid the current situation in the Middle East.

“As we stand on the brink of an abyss in the Middle East, I have two humanitarian appeals: To Hamas, the hostages must be released immediately and without conditions,” he wrote.
“Israel must be allowed quick and unrestricted access to humanitarian aid in the interest of civilians in Gaza,” he added.

“Each of these two goals is valid in its own right. They should not become a negotiation and must be implemented because it is the right thing to do,” Guterres said in a statement, adding that “Gaza is running out of water, running out of electricity.” and other necessary supplies,” The Times of Israel reported.
According to the latest update, 1,300 people have been killed and more than 3,600 injured, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Defense Secretary Gallant said an estimated 150-200 Israelis are being held hostage by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, adding: “We are making every effort to find them even in this great complexity.”
According to the latest update, 1,300 people have been killed and more than 3,600 injured in Hamas terror attacks, The Jerusalem Post reported. As Israel continues to retaliate against Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Hamas thought Israel would break, but “We will break Hamas,” The Times of Israel reported.

During the weekly Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister, together with the ministers, stood in silence for a minute and paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the deadly attack by Hamas.
“Hamas thought we were going to break, we were going to break Hamas,” Netanyahu said.

He further emphasized that Israel is working in unity and sending a clear message to Hamas and the world.
“We work around the clock as a team with a united front,” he says. “Our unity sends a clear message to the people, the enemy, and the world,” he added.

The ministers shared a moment of silence during which Netanyahu said: “In memory of our brothers and sisters who were murdered in cold blood and our heroic warriors who fell in battle.”
Netanyahu noted that this was the first meeting of the emergency military government and that five National Unity Party members Benny Gantz, Gadi Eisenkot, Chili Tropper, Gideon Sa’ar, and Yifat Shasha-Biton were present.

In addition, he emphasized that the entire nation stands behind the frontline warriors of Israel.
“I saw our amazing warriors who are now on the front lines. They know that the whole nation is behind them,” he said.

“They understand the magnitude of this task. They are ready to intervene at any time, to wipe out the bloody monsters that have risen against us,” he added.

Image Source: The Statesman

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