UN chief Antonio Guterres started a three-day tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday, expressing ‘solidarity’ with a region ravaged by violence and an Ebola epidemic.
Hamas, the dominant Palestinian group in Gaza, said five of the dead were members of its armed wing. Israel said eight of the 15 belonged to Hamas and two others came from other militant factions.
Speaking on a visit to Japan, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: "The worst possible thing that could happen would be for us all to sleepwalk into a war that might have very dramatic circumstances."
Departing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday hailed his likely successor Antonio Guterres as a ‘superb choice’, ahead of the former Portuguese prime minister's expected backing by the Security Council.