The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon says Gaza is in critical condition, calling on Israel and Hamas to implement an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire there.
Ban said the massive Israeli attacks have devastated the lives of the Palestinians. He said there is no safe place in Gaza and people have no way to run. The UN chief added that those who committed crimes in the conflict must be held accountable for their crimes. He said both sides should secure peace through mutual respect, put an end to the economic crisis in Gaza and nearly half a century of Israeli occupation. Ban added that he will work with global and regional leaders for permanent peace in the region.