Aug 09, 2022 11:47 UTC
  •  UN Security Council expresses 'deep concern' about Israeli aggression in Gaza

The UN Security Council (UNSC) expressed "deep concern” about the situation in the Gaza Strip during an emergency meeting to discuss the Israeli regime's latest aggression in the besieged enclave, the Russian envoy to the world body said Tuesday.

Vasily Nebenzia stated that the Council is "deeply concerned by the turn of events which could lead to the resumption of a full-fledged military confrontation and a further worsening of the already dire humanitarian situation in Gaza."

Speaking via video at the start of the UNSC meeting on Monday, UN West Asia envoy Tor Wennesland warned that "the ceasefire is fragile."

He noted that the resumption of fighting will have "devastating" consequences.

During the meeting, the Palestinian ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour slammed Israel's "unjustified aggression", urging the Council to take action to stop the killing of Palestinian children.

“Are you ready to say enough is enough? As the highest authority responsible for the maintenance of international peace and security?" he asserted. "How many more children do we have to bury until someone says enough is enough?"

Palestinian kid dies of wounds

It came as another Palestinian child succumbed to injuries sustained during the unprovoked and indiscriminate Israeli aerial aggression on Friday   

The 10-year-old Hanin Abu Qaida lost her life on Monday afternoon. She was injured during an Israeli air raid on Gaza City that also left her mother dead.

The Israeli strikes also damaged hundreds of houses belonging to Palestinians. 

Over 1,700 Palestinian houses damaged, destroyed

The Ministry of Public Works and Housing of Gaza on Monday said a total of 1,746 housing units were partially or fully damaged in the latest Israeli strikes.

According to the report, the Israeli forces destroyed 18 units in full and partially destroyed 71 other units that have become uninhabitable.

The strikes also left 1,675 housing units damaged, but still inhabitable, the ministry said.