UN chief warns of “uncontainable crisis” as 42 Palestinians killed in single day – BBC News

UN chief warns of “uncontainable crisis” as 42 Palestinians killed in single day – BBC News

The United Nations Secretary General has warned that the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict is heading for “an uncontainable security and humanitarian crisis”.

António Guterres appealed for an immediate end to the fighting, at a special meeting of the UN Security Council.

On the deadliest day since the start of the current hostilities, 42 Palestinians were reported to have been killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, including 10 children.

Israel says rockets fired by Hamas into Israel have killed 10 Israelis since the latest hostilities began.

Mishal Husain presents BBC News at Ten reporting by middle east editor Jeremy Bowen, from Sderot in southern Israel, close to the Gaza Strip.

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