Diplomatic attempts to end Israel’s war on Gaza have so far failed.
Calls for a ceasefire, an end to Israel’s bombardment of Palestinian homes and Hamas’s release of all the captives held in Gaza have gone unanswered.
On Tuesday, the UN Security Council held an open debate on the conflict. In his address, Secretary General Antonio Guterres noted that the Hamas attacks of October 7 did not occur in a vacuum and should be viewed in light of decades of occupation.
His comments prompted a furious reaction from Israel and demands for his resignation.
With such deep divisions, what role can the UN play in ending the war?