UN Chief Calls For “Multi-Stakeholder Method” To Remedy Gaza Battle

UN Chief Calls For 'Multi-Stakeholder Approach' To Solve Gaza Conflict

“I don’t assume {that a} UN protectorate in Gaza is an answer,” Antonio Guterres mentioned (File)

Geneva, Switzerland:

A UN protectorate in Gaza wouldn’t clear up the battle there, the physique’s Secretary-Basic mentioned Monday, calling as an alternative for a “transition interval” involving Arab nations and america and resulting in a two-state resolution.

Antonio Guterres mentioned it was “vital to have the ability to rework this tragedy into a possibility” — which, for him, meant shifting “in a decided and irreversible approach to a two-state resolution.”

This implies, after the present struggle between Israel and Hamas fighters in Gaza ends, “a strengthened Palestinian Authority, assuming tasks in Gaza,” he mentioned.

However the Palestinian Authority can’t go into Gaza backed by Israeli tanks, he added — which means the “worldwide group must look right into a transition interval.”

“I don’t assume {that a} UN protectorate in Gaza is an answer,” nevertheless, Guterres mentioned.

As an alternative, he known as for a “multi-stakeholder strategy” that will see the US act because the “important guarantor” of Israel’s safety, whereas Arab nations are “important” to help Palestinians.

“Everyone wants to return collectively to create the situations for the transition, permitting for a strengthened Palestinian Authority to imagine tasks in Gaza,” and from there to a two-state resolution, he mentioned.

Guterres additionally once more denounced the killing of civilians — particularly youngsters — in Gaza as Israel wages a relentless air and floor marketing campaign in retaliation for the October 7 assaults by Hamas.

For seven years now he has revealed a “checklist of disgrace” of events to armed battle who commit grave violations towards youngsters. Israel’s absence from the checklist has beforehand been criticized by human rights organizations.

With out saying whether or not that will change this 12 months, Guterres put the variety of youngsters killed in Gaza into stark context. 

Within the “disgrace” reviews, the best variety of youngsters killed in a single 12 months by one actor was the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2017-2018, adopted by the Syrian authorities and its allies earlier than 2020. Each occasions the tally was within the a whole bunch. 

“With out getting into into discussing the accuracy of the numbers that have been revealed by de facto authorities in Gaza, what is obvious is that we now have had in a number of weeks hundreds of kids killed,” Guterres instructed reporters. 

“We’re witnessing a killing of civilians that’s unparalleled and unprecedented in any battle since I’m Secretary-Basic.”

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