Hamas chief Haniyeh complains to UN over Israel ‘war crimes’

Gianluca Pacchiani is the Arab affairs reporter for The Times of Israel

Smoke and fire rise following an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel, Oct. 14, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Smoke and fire rise following an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel, Oct. 14, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

The head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haniyeh sends a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to brief him on the Israeli “crimes” in the Gaza Strip.

According to a summary of the letter shared by the terror group, Haniyeh claims that the Israeli operation in the Hamas-ruled Strip amounts to “war crimes” and violates international law and Geneva covenants.

He also laments the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip, claiming that Israel is banning entry of humanitarian aid and medical supplies, and urges the UN secretary-general to pressure Israel into letting humanitarian aid into Gaza.

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