Can stop the war for a while, but it’s not a cease-fire, Netanyahu
Gaza turning into ‘children’s graveyard’: UN
Iqbal Khan:  BBC Live reporter Sam Hancock said the UN secretary-general said Gaza was “very quickly turning into a children’s graveyard”. In a speech on Monday, Antonio Guterres said the situation in the valley “has become more than a humanitarian crisis, it has now become a crisis of humanity.”
 “Hundreds of girls and boys have been killed or injured,” he said at a news conference marking the one-month anniversary of the start of strikes between Hamas and Israel.
 Guterres again called for an urgent ceasefire.
 His comments were criticized by Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen. He tagged the UN chief in a post on his X (formerly Twitter) and wrote, “You should be ashamed.” “More than 30 minors – including nine-month-old babies – who saw their parents killed in cold blood before their eyes – have been forcibly detained in the Gaza Strip,” he said. He also said, “Gaza’s problem is Hamas.” Not an Israeli-directed attack to wipe out terrorist organizations.”
 Earlier in a joint statement, UN agencies said the killing of civilians in Gaza and Israel was “appalling”.
 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told ABC News in the US that after the war ends, Israel will have “overall security responsibility” for Gaza. There he rejected the call for a ceasefire without the condition of releasing the hostages. Hamas held the hostages on October 7. However, humanitarian breaks may be possible, he said. “When it comes to strategic breaks – an hour here, an hour there – we’ve done it before. I think we will consider the situation so that goods, humanitarian goods are allowed in and our hostage or one of the hostages is released,” he said.
 Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry said 10,220 Palestinians have been killed since the start of Israel’s attack. Among them there are 4 thousand 104 children.