Hundreds killed in Gaza hospital war: UN chief says, ”Hamas attack cannot justify collective punishments”

The United Nations condemned the blast conducted in Gaza hospital which led to the death of at least five hundred people. The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres asserted that the attack of the Hamas on Israel cannot “justify the collective punishment of all people”. He further stated: “I’m horrified by hundreds of people killed in the hospital strike in Gaza.” The Palestinian authorities blamed the attack on the Israel airstrike, while the Israeli military blamed a rocket misfired by other Palestinian militants.

The blast had taken place on the eve of a visit by US President, Joe Biden to Israel for showing his support to the country in its ongoing war with Hamas. The Foreign Minister of Jordan, Ayman Safadi also cancelled a summit which the country was going to host along with Biden and the Egyptians and the Palestinian leaders in Amman. The United Nations on Tuesday stated that Israel’s siege of Gaza and its evacuation order for the northern part of the enclave could result in a forcible transfer of civilians and could be a breach of international law.

The term “forcible transfer” means that the civilian population is forced to relocate to other places leading to a crime against humanity which is highly punishable by the International Criminal Court. Meanwhile the US President will pay a visit to Israel and meet the country’s President, Benjamin Netanyahu and make clear Israel has the right to defend itself, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced today. Biden will then fly to Jordan for conversing about accelerating humanitarian assistance to Gaza.

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