Antonio Guterres
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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday took to X, where he called for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

“The need for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza is getting more urgent with every passing hour,” wrote Guterres.

“The parties to the conflict and the international community face an immediate and fundamental responsibility: Stop this inhuman collective suffering and dramatically expand humanitarian aid,” added the UN chief.

The post marked the second time that Guterres had commented on the war in Gaza. Earlier in the day, Guterres sharply criticized Israel, 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.

"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.

The UN chief previously caused an uproar when he said that Hamas’ attack on Israel “did not happen in a vacuum” and appeared to blame Israel for the attack.

After his remarks were widely condemned, Guterres claimed his comments were misinterpreted and that he had indeed condemned Hamas.

This past weekend, the UN chief criticized Israel for attacking an ambulance near Shifa Hospital in Gaza, even after the IDF explained that the ambulance was struck by an Israeli aircraft because it was being used by Hamas terrorists, not patients.

In response, Magen David Adom Director General Eli Bin fired back at Guterres and wondered why he was not vocal when Israeli paramedics were brutally attacked by Hamas terrorists during the October 7 attack on Israel.

“Antonio Guterres, why are these deliberate attacks on Magen David Adom, Israel’s Red Cross, not worthy of your ‘horror’? You will forever be remembered as the UN Secretary-General that aided terrorists and refused to condemn the murder of Israelis,” said Bin.