Gaza crisis may aggravate threats to global security

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Palestine: 6 December 2023: Following a 242 hostage-taking attack by Hamas on October 7, Israel has laid siege to the Gaza Strip. Western allies support Israel's shelling of Gaza; UN and other organizations condemn the aggression against Palestinians; worldwide demonstrations ensue. 60% of homes in Gaza are abandoned, while 80% of the population is displaced. In Gaza, 22 of the 36 hospitals are not operating.

A temporary truce that began on November 24 and ends on December 1 will release 240 Palestinian inmates and free 105 hostages.

The conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip "may aggravate existing threats to international peace and security," according to a warning from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the Security Council, Reported by media.

Article 99 of the founding UN Charter, which grants him the authority to "bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter which in his opinion may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security," was cited by Guterres.

This article is rarely used."There is a serious chance that the humanitarian system may fail. In a letter to the 15-member council, Guterres stated, "The situation is rapidly turning into a catastrophe with potentially irreversible implications for Palestinians as a whole and for peace and security in the region.""At all costs, we have to prevent such an outcome," he declared.

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