UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire, Over 100,000 Palestinians displaced

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Sunday expressed concern for the growing number of casualties in Gaza and issued a fresh appeal for an immediate ceasefire.

“The members of the Security Council express serious concern about the growing numbers of casualties,” said Rwandan Ambassador Eugene Richard Gasana, whose country chairs the 15-member council.

“The members of the Security Council call for an immediate cessation of hostilities.”

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said Monday that the number of people seeking refuge with it in Gaza has soared to more than 100,000, two weeks into an Israeli offensive on the coastal enclave.

“This is a watershed moment for UNRWA, now that the number of people seeking refuge with us is more than double the figure we saw in the 2009 Gaza conflict,” the agency´s spokesman Christopher Gunness said in a statement.