The secretary general of the UN, Antonio Guterresreiterated his idea that a transition period will be needed, once the Israeli offensive concludes, supervised by a coalition of countries that allows the Palestinian National Authority (which governs the occupied West Bank) to assume responsibility in Gaza.
The secretary general of the UN, Antonio Guterresdeclared this Monday that the killing of children in the Gaza Strip since the war between Israel and Hamas began “has no precedent” in any conflict since he assumed the General Secretariat of the organization.
Guterres was responding to a question from the press about whether the weekend attacks on two schools of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) constitute war crimes.
The Portuguese said that it is not his responsibility to make this type of assessment, but that if we look only at the number of minors killed during the hostilities, the children of Loop They die at a higher rate than in any other conflict.
Guterres pointed to the reports made by the UN about minors killed in conflicts over the course of a year, which he has had to present on several occasions, and said that, so far, the highest number corresponds to Afghanistan, where more than 900 children died in 2018.
“Without entering into discussions about the accuracy of the figures published by the ‘de facto’ authorities in LoopWhat is clear is that in a few weeks we have had thousands of children” die, said the secretary general.
The Portuguese politician also reiterated his idea that a transition period will be needed, once the Israeli offensive concludes, supervised by a coalition of countries that allows the Palestinian National Authority (which governs the occupied West Bank) to assume responsibility in the enclave.
He also said that during this transition period the best solution would not be a “protectorate” of the UNbut an agreement between different countries that includes the United States, as the main guarantor of Israel’s security, and the Arab countries, as protectors of the Palestinians, with the ultimate goal of a two-state solution in the territory.
(With information from EFE)