In a statement released by his spokesman, the UN official said that seven weeks of conflict had taken "an appalling toll that has shocked the world."
The four-day pause agreed by Israel and the Hamas movement allowed for the release of Israeli and foreign hostages held since October 7, as well as the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails.
At the same time, the UN intensified the flow of humanitarian aid to the coastal enclave and sent supplies to some areas in the north that have been virtually cut off for weeks.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged that the dialogue that led to the truce agreement between Israel and Hamas must continue. It is reported that Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend the current humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip for an additional two days. pic.twitter.com/OTAwuhdcW0