Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus renews calls for a ceasefire in Gaza Strip in a plea to the global health body's governing body where he described conditions in Gaza as "hellish".
Tedros warned that more people in Gaza would die of starvation and disease.
"If you add all that, I think it's not easy to understand how hellish the situation is," Tedros told the WHO Executive Board in Geneva during a discussion about the Gaza health emergency.
"I'm a true believer because of my own experience that war doesn't bring solution, except more war, more hatred, more agony, more destruction. So let's choose peace and resolve this issue politically," Tedros said.
"I think all of you have said the two-state solution and so on, and hope this war will end and move into a true solution," he said, describing the current situation as "beyond words".
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