The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has had a telephone conversation with the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, to whom he has conveyed his support after he invoked Article 99 of the United Nations charter to request a halt the fire in Gaza. This was announced this Thursday by the leader of the Executive Spanish in a message published on social networks, where he denounced the terrorist attacks of the Islamic resistance group Hamas.
However, Sánchez has at the same time demanded that international law be respected in this war and has called on the international community not to ignore the critical situation that is currently being experienced in Gaza, with thousands of dead and injured in the face of the constant Israeli offensive. , and with a population in subhuman conditions: “I just spoke with the Secretary General of the United Nations to convey all my support for the invocation of Article 99 of the Charter of the United Nations”.
“We condemn the terrorism of Hamas and, with the same force, we demand that International Humanitarian Law be respected,” the Spanish president stated on social networks, adding: “The international community cannot remain passive in the face of the unbearable suffering of the civilian population in Gaza. The Security Council must act and demand a humanitarian ceasefire. “It is necessary to provide a serious and credible perspective of peace through a political process based on the materialization of the two-state solution.”
This is the first time that Guterres, who has been at the helm of the UN since 2017, calls for Article 99, which dictates the following: “The Secretary General may draw the attention of the Security Council to any matter that in his opinion may put the endangered the maintenance of international peace and security“Guterres’ plan has not pleased Israel at all, which has charged against Guterres and warned him of the consequences of implementing that Article.
“Your request to activate Article 99 and the call for a ceasefire in Gaza constitutes support for the terrorist organization Hamas and an endorsement of the murder of the elderly, the kidnapping of babies and the rape of women. “Anyone who supports world peace must support the liberation of Gaza from Hamas,” said Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen, who has gone so far as to assure that his mandate poses “a danger to world peace.”
The Israeli ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdán, has expressed himself along a similar line, stating that “the Secretary General’s request for a ceasefire is actually a call to maintain Hamas’ reign of terror in Gaza“, also accusing Guterres of “reaching a new level of moral turpitude.” Since the war began two months ago, there have been 7,100 murdered children and destruction greater than that of World War II, among other tragic figures. that leaves the conflict.