UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate halt to the Israel-Hamas conflict on Monday, November 6, expressing deep concern that the Gaza Strip, under constant bombardment, was becoming a “graveyard for children.”

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict on Monday, as he warned that the bombarded Gaza Strip was becoming a “graveyard for children.”

“The unfolding catastrophe makes the need for a humanitarian ceasefire more urgent with every passing hour,” he told reporters at the UN headquarters.

“The parties to the conflict and, indeed, the international community, face an immediate and fundamental responsibility: to stop this inhuman collective suffering and dramatically expand humanitarian aid to Gaza,” he said.

“The nightmare in Gaza is more than a humanitarian crisis. It is a crisis of humanity.”

Hamas militants stormed into Israel on October 7, killing some 1,400 people, mostly civilians, including through targeting homes and revelers at a music festival.

According to the Health Ministry in Gaza, 10,222 people have died including more than 4,000 children in the Gaza Strip since Israel launched its strikes in retaliation.

Khalil Wakim, with AFP