Social media platform X hit United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres with a community note that countered a claim he made about the deaths in the Gaza Strip as Israel continues its offensive against Hamas.
The official U.N. News account on X posted several quotes from Guterres’s press conference on Monday, when he insisted, “We are witnessing a killing of civilians that is unparalleled and unprecedented in any conflict since I have been Secretary-General.”
The post received a community note, which allows users to provide additional context for “posts that might be misleading,” pointing to at least two conflicts with significant death tolls either equal to or above the death toll in the Gaza Strip – the Syrian civil war and the Yemen War, which have seen hundreds of thousands killed.
An Israeli official told Fox News Digital, “The Secretary-General has lost any moral standing. He willfully ignores the thousands of civilians killed in conflicts in Ukraine, Syria, Yemen, and elsewhere, as he pursues vilification of Israel. Shame on him.”
A spokesperson for the secretary-general told Fox News Digital that Guterres stood by his comments,