16 May 2021

Israel-Gaza violence threatens whole region, says UN chief


At least 42 people have been killed in a series of Israeli air strikes on Gaza City, as Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the military operation against Hamas would continue “at full strength” and would “take time”.

More rockets were also fired from Gaza towards southern Israel.

At an online meeting of the UN Security Council, the United Nations chief called the violence “utterly appalling” and a threat to the whole region.