The United Arab Emirates and China express deep concern over the continued attacks by Israel on civilian facilities in the Gaza Strip.

In less than a month, more than 10,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been killed. Palestinian civilians, including children, continue to be killed.

The Security Council is urged to act with urgency and adopt a meaningful and actionable resolution. An urgent humanitarian ceasefire is desperately needed.

Civilians in Gaza cannot even find safety in UN facilities, schools, hospitals, and refugee camps. These civilian facilities have been under attack in violation of international law.

All parties are called upon to fully comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law, including the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

The Security Council is being looked to operationalize its impact on the ground and to save lives. Today, the priority is saving lives, particularly the 4,000 children who have been reported killed already in this conflict.

The council members are working night and day to try and find an agreement on the next steps forward.

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