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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned of a broader regional conflagration the longer the conflict in Gaza continues, given the risk of escalation and miscalculation by multiple actors, expressing his deep concern about the devastating consequences of the escalating conflict spreading to the entire region. According to the United Nations Information Center, the Secretary-General said that the escalation of violence in the occupied West Bank is very disturbing, pointing to the daily exchange of fire across the Blue Line, which threatens a broader escalation between Israel and Lebanon. He also expressed concern about the ongoing attacks launched by armed groups in Iraq and Syria, as well as Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea, which have escalated in recent days.