UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres
UN Secretary General Antonio GuterresUnited Nations

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres continued to condemn Israel for its retaliation for the Hamas massacre of October 7, blaming the Jewish State for the deaths caused in Gaza rather than Hamas for using human shields and civilian sites for terrorist purposes.

"The nightmare in Gaza is more than a humanitarian crisis. It is a crisis of humanity," Guterres told reporters today (Monday).

"I reiterate my utter condemnation of the abhorrent acts of terror perpetrated by Hamas on 7 October – and repeat my call for the immediate, unconditional and safe release of hostages," he said, paying lip service to the war crimes committed by Hamas.

"Ground operations by the Israel Defense Forces and continued bombardment are hitting civilians, hospitals, refugee camps, mosques, churches and UN facilities – including shelters. No one is safe!"

"More United Nations aid workers have been killed than in any comparable period in the history of our organization," he claimed. "Gaza is becoming a graveyard for children. Hundreds of girls and boys are reportedly being killed or injured every day" -

"We must act now to find a way out of this brutal, awful, agonizing dead end of destruction. To help end the pain and suffering!" Guterres demanded.

Guterres has been strongly criticized for his response to the Hamas massacre and subsequent war. On October 24, he claimed that the Hamas massacre "did not happen in a vacuum," effectively justifying the massacre of over 1,400 Israelis.

The UN has largely failed to condemn Hamas for its crimes against Israel or the Gazans it rules over while constantly condemning Israel for defending itself.

Prof. Anne Bayefsky, president of Human Rights Voices and director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights, told Israel National News - Arutz Sheva that "the Secretary-General has lost his legitimacy to serve as a moral authority. Put plainly, he is now playing front-man for Hamas. Less than 48 hours after the worst criminal atrocity to befall the Jewish people since the Holocaust, the Secretary-General had the audacity to analogize the Jewish state to the genocidal terrorist entity Hamas, claiming that the beheadings, burning babies in ovens, and rape as a weapon of war were just another cog in a "vicious circle of bloodshed." At the time, virtually nothing was happening in Gaza, and Israel was engaged in a desperate attempt to stop the intrusion and turn back violence on three fronts. At the United Nations, however, the terror apologists and enablers were trying desperately to invert good and evil."

"The latest foul-mouthed lie from the Secretary-General is simply a continuation of his effort to demonize and delegitimize the Jewish state by failing to acknowledge unequivocally Israel's right of self-defense under the UN Charter. To this day, the Secretary-General has refused to say that what we have witnessed and are witnessing is Palestinian terrorists engaged in lethal antisemitism. The lethal antisemitism that takes the form of graveyards of Jewish children. The children who are deliberately targeted in a barbaric effort to destroy the state of Israel and the Jewish people."