‘Not asking for the moon’: UN official pleads for Gaza ceasefire

A top United Nations official renews calls for a “humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza to allow for aid to reach civilians amid the war between Israel and Hamas following the terror group’s surprise October 7 attack on Israel.

“Call it what you will, but the requirement, from a humanitarian point of view, is simple. Stop the fighting to allow civilians to move safely,” UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths says in an address to the UN General Assembly.

“We are not asking for the moon,” Griffiths says. “We are asking for the basic measures required to meet the essential needs of the civilian population and stem the course of this crisis.”

Griffiths also calls for the release of all hostages held in Gaza without condition.

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