UN calls for end to violence in Middle East

The UN called for end to violence and de-escalation of tensions in the Middle East. The UN Security Council held an open meeting on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict settlement, reports.

Describing the hostilities as “utterly appalling”, the Secretary-General warned that hopes of coexistence and peace between Palestinians and Israelis are being pushed even farther to the horizon.

“Fighting must stop. It must stop immediately,” he said. “Rockets and mortars on one side and aerial and artillery bombardments on the other must stop. I appeal to all parties to heed this call,” the UN Secretary General Anthonio Guterres said.

According to media reports, the past day was the bloodiest since the start of the conflict aggravation in the Middle East.

According to doctors, 42 people, including 10 children, were killed in air strikes in Gaza. And the total number of victims on the Palestinian side is approaching two hundred. The shelling of the southern cities of Israel continued. According to the IDF, more than 3,000 rockets have been fired from Gaza over the past week. 10 people died.

09:03, 17 May 2021

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