UN chief warns of “uncontainable” crisis in Middle East

UN chief warns of “uncontainable” crisis in Middle East

The violence between #Hamas and #Israel is the worst since 2014, when Israel launched a military operation on the Gaza Strip with the stated aim of ending rocket fire and destroying tunnels used for smuggling. Opening the first session of the #UN Security Council on the renewed violence on Sunday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the fighting “utterly appalling”. “It must stop immediately,” he said. But the UN talks, already delayed by Israel’s ally the United States, resulted in little action, with Washington opposing a resolution. FRANCE 24’s correspondent in New York, Jessica Le Masurier, tells us more.

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