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Israel calls for UN chief to resign after he says Hamas attacks “did not happen in a vacuum”

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Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan has called for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ to resign following remarks at the Security Council session about Hamas’ attacks on Israel.

Earlier today, the UN chief said that attacks by Hamas “did not happen in a vacuum”.

“The Palestinian people have been subjected to 56 years of suffocating occupation,” he said.

“They have seen their land steadily devoured by settlements, plagued by violence, their economy stifled, their people displaced, and their homes demolished. Their hopes for a political solution to their plight have been vanishing.”

Eli Cohen, Israel’s foreign minister, said he would refuse to meet with Guterres during summit.

“After October 7th, there’s no room for a balanced approach,” Cohen wrote on X. “Hamas must be eradicated from the world.”

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