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UN chief 'appalled' over Israeli air strikes on Gaza refugee camp: spokesman

UN committee: 'no winners' in war where thousands of children killed

By AFP

November 1, 2023 09:46 PM


 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Israel's air strikes on the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, his spokesman said Wednesday.

"The Secretary-General is appalled over the escalating violence in Gaza, including the killing of Palestinians, including women and children in Israeli airstrikes in residential areas of the densely populated Jabalia refugee camp," spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

UN committee: 'no winners' in war where thousands of children killed

The UN child rights committee said there were "no winners in a war where thousands of children are killed", as they condemned mounting "grave human rights violations" in the Gaza Strip.

"The committee calls for an end to the devastating harm being wreaked on children's lives in the occupied Palestinian territory. We add our voice to those calling for an immediate ceasefire. We urge the immediate release of child hostages, with their caregivers," the independent committee, which monitors countries' adherence to the children's rights convention, said in a statement.


AFP


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