The head of a United Nations agency said during an emergency meeting Monday that ‘an immediate humanitarian ceasefire has become a matter of life and death for millions.’ Philippe Lazzarini, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), warned against additional fighting in Gaza, where Israeli forces are launching a ground invasion to eliminate Hamas, which governs the territory.
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said ‘the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is growing more dire by the day.’ She also said the council must call ‘for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, address the immense humanitarian needs of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, affirm Israel’s right to defend itself from terrorism, and remind all actors that international humanitarian law must be respected.
Israel war: Cori Bush calls Israel’s operation against Hamas an ‘ethnic cleansing’Jack Birle is a breaking news reporter for the Washington Examiner. A 2022 graduate of Villanova University with majors in communication and political science, he has previous journalism experience with the Center Square and as a fellow with the National Journalism Center. He was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Southern California. Read more ⮕
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Pope Calls for Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire, Hostage ReleasePope Francis on Sunday called for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas and renewed an appeal for the release of hostages held by the militant group in Gaza.’Let no-one abandon the possibility of stopping the weapons,’ he said at his weekly blessing in St. Peter’s… Read more ⮕
Israel’s Netanyahu rejects cease-fire, says it’s ‘time for war’ against HamasIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that calls for a cease-fire amount to surrendering to Hamas, which ‘will not happen.’ Read more ⮕