There is no “genocide” in the Gaza Strip, according to Washington, which is urging Israel to do more to save civilians

The UN is struggling to correct the number of women and children killed in Gaza

A United Nations spokesman on Monday sought to justify the number of children and women killed in the Gaza Strip, which the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said had almost halved between May 6 and 8.

His May 6 infographicsOCHA reports that 14,500 children and 9,500 women have been killed in the enclave since October 7. 8thThe numbers rose to 7,797 and 4,959 respectively, while on the other hand, the organization noted that 24,686 bodies could be identified in a May 8 infographic.

Asked about the correction, UN spokesman Farhan Aziz Haq announced that reports were based on data from the Hamas-run enclave’s health ministry and could vary. “Subject to the verification process it undertakes”.

“Given the situation on the ground and the high number of deaths, these figures could not be independently verified by UN teams on the ground. This is why all figures used by the UN cite the Gaza Ministry of Health as a source.he added.

In a footnote, OCHA explains that the figures cited are provided by the press service of the Ministry of Health or the Enclave Administration and have not been verified.

Reacts On that day Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz, who reviewed the results, called for the resignation of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. ” Anyone who relies on false data from a terrorist organization to promote slander against Israel is anti-Semitism and supports terrorism.”He writes.

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