UN chief says 'will not give up' on Gaza cease-fire; Israel envoy: 'YOU gave up on fighting terrorism'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that he “will not give up” on striking a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip after a UN Security Council vote to that end was vetoed by the United States.
“This week, I urged the Security Council to press to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza & I reiterated my appeal for a humanitarian ceasefire,” he wrote on X. “Regrettably, the Security Council failed to do it.‌ But that does not make it less necessary. ‌I promise: I will not give up.”
In response, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan accused Guterres of turning a blind eye to the suffering of Israelis at the hands of Hamas.
“Mr. Secretary-General, why don’t you care about the humanitarian catastrophe in Israel and the millions of Israelis still being attacked by missiles? Or the 300,000 Israelis displaced since the massacre? Why are you so focused only on helping terrorists survive? The meaning of a ceasefire in Gaza is that the Hamas reign of terror will continue,” he wrote.
“YOU gave up on fighting terrorism! WE will not give up in our mission to eradicate Hamas and bring our hostages home.”
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