/ 18 May 2021

Israel-Gaza conflict becoming an ‘uncontrollable’ crisis

That’s the view of United Nations chief António Guterres as the violence continues to escalate and talks fail to bring things closer to a ceasefire. Sunday was the deadliest day since fighting broke out on Monday last week. Since then, more than 200 Palestinians (including 59 children) and 10 Israelis (including 2 children) have been killed. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says military operations are expected to continue. And Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said peaceful coexistence with Israel was impossible “until Israel bears the cost of occupation instead of reaping its benefits.” The UN, US and UK have called for more protections for civilians caught in the danger zones.

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