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The UN urges Israel and Gaza to "go back from the warlock"
Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East, spoke only a few hours after an escalation in violence that saw 200 projectiles fired against Israel from Gaza and dozens of disruptions were launched in response, according to Israeli Defense Forces.
"Yesterday we went to the war, Mladenov said at a press conference in Gaza on Sunday." And it has taken the collective effort for all to ensure that we return from the confrontation. A confrontation that nobody wants, no one needs, and a confrontation that everyone will lose. "
Mladenov highlighted the aggravating humanitarian situation in Gaza and the deteriorating political and security situation in the region.
" People's Life (in Gaza) has become more difficult because people have limited money, the economy has collapsed, electricity and water are scarce, "he said." We can not stand asleep when we see two million Palestinian cities in Gaza living in such horrible conditions as they do now. "
"A child killed is too much"
He appealed to the Palestinians "to keep protesting peacefully" and urged Palestinian factions to stop shooting rockets, mortars and burning kites and "giving peace a chance".
When he spoke about Israel, he called on the state to be "restrained in its response to the situation in Gaza" and added: "I appeal to carpenters not to shoot children."
Even a child killed is too much. Too many children have been killed in recent weeks. "
Israel has been criticized for the use of live flames in Palestinian Gaza border that tensions have risen since the start of the" Great March in return "protests in April.
Eight children were among 60 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces on 14 May when protesters gathered in the fence to protest against the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem.
Israel denies using excessive force against protesters and accuses Hamas, the group that drives Gaza, orchestrates the protests.
"One Step Away from another confrontation "
The weeks since May have experienced several violent offenses, both at the border and in the form of firefighters and air cuts.
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In his comments, Netanyahu Hamas appointed: "Who hurts us, we will beat them with great strength. Here we did yesterday. I hope they received the message. If not, they will receive it later. "
Two Palestinian teens were killed in Israeli airstrikes on Saturday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, in what IDF called its only largest bombing campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war.
Israeli medical spokesman Zaki Heller said four Israelis were injured in rocket fire.
"We are a step away from another confrontation," Mladenov. "Everyone has to take a step back."
Need "return to the reconciliation process"
UN Coordinators also urged the international community to "not forget the people of Gaza, not to forget the Palestinians who have lived for generations without a state" and to work with the UN to map "a political path forward. "
" The only realistic perspective today is to avoid war, fix the humanitarian problems in Gaza, and return to the reconciliation process. "
Mladenov also assured the Palestinians that the UN will not leave Gaza despite the" significant economic problems "facing UNHWA, providing humanitarian aid, education, social services and health care for Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
In January this year, the United States announced that it would hold back more than half of its planned $ 125 million from UNRWA, a move that triggered uproar from humanitarian organizations. at UNRWA and higher contributions from other countries.
] CNN Andrew Carey, Kareem Khadder, Ian Lee and Kelly McCleary contributed to this report.