Palestine appreciates Guterres’ stance on Gaza war, but needs greater aid flow

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 Palestine appreciates the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ position on the Gaza conflict, however, the aid is not sufficient, Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour told Sputnik.

“We appreciate the position of the Secretary-General, who is calling for a humanitarian ceasefire immediately. Now. And he also said that the Gaza Strip is becoming a graveyard of children and that crime has to be stopped. We appreciate these statements,” Mansour said “As suggested by the Secretary-General, of the scale of a minimum of 100 truck loads per day, we need more than that, but a minimum of that.”

Senior US State Department official David Satterfield on Thursday said 100 trucks carrying aid are able to access Gaza daily. However, the aid flow, he added, only meets the population’s “minimum requirements.”

On October 7, Palestinian group Hamas launched a surprise attack against Israel from Gaza that left 1,400 dead. Israel launched a retaliatory military campaign with the goal of eliminating Hamas and imposed a complete blockade on Gaza, home to some 2 million Palestinians. According to the White House, 4-5 hour daily pauses are being implemented to facilitate civilian movement and aid delivery.

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