Palestinians stop UN Secretary General convoy

Palestinians stop UN Secretary General convoy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appealed for large-scale humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Speaking at a UN-backed elementary school in Gaza Strip today, he ordered immediate release of four million dollars from the world body's relief fund.

He also called for lifting the blockade of the Gaza Strip.

He said he wasdeeply moved to be in Gaza to witness one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises.

The UN Secretary General said he has a dream to come back to Gaza one day and to see Gaza as part of a Palestine state in peace and prosperity.

Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinians intercepted the convoy of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in Gaza today.

They urged the UN Secretary General to intervene and put pressure on the Israel to stop crimes against the Palestinians in Israeli prisons.

They also condemned the UN silence toward the sitaution prevailing in the Gaza Strip for more than ten years. 

The UN Secretary General will visit the UN headquarters in the Gaza city and get a briefing from UN officials on the situation in Gaza.

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