The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, demanded an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip on social network X.
“A harsh reality for patients and health workers in the northern Gaza Strip. We need safe, sustainable and increased access to people in the Strip. A ceasefire. Immediately,” Ghebreyesus wrote.
The situation in the Middle East sharply escalated after Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip infiltrated into Israeli territory on 7 October, accompanied by the killing of residents of border settlements and the seizure of more than 200 hostages, including children, women and the elderly. Radicals called the attack a response to the Israeli authorities’ actions against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Israel has declared a complete blockade of Gaza and has launched retaliatory strikes on the enclave and parts of Lebanon and Syria. Clashes are also taking place in the West Bank.
Tensions continue to rise on Israel’s northern border, where there are regular attacks from Lebanon, to which the Israeli military responds with fire. Hezbollah targets are being targeted. More than 80,000 Israelis have been evacuated from border areas. The Israeli authorities say that they would prefer to achieve de-escalation in the north through political means, but time is running out, otherwise they are ready to consider a forceful scenario to restore security on the border with Lebanon.
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