UN Envoy Says Last Chance to Prevent War in Mideast

GAZA CITY (AP) -
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Nickolay Mladenov, U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)

The U.N. envoy to the Mideast says it’s the “last chance” to prevent an all-out conflict between Israel and Gaza terror groups.

Nikolay Mladenov said on Monday that the “risk of war remains imminent,” a week after a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers ended the worst fighting since the 2014 war.

In the spate of violence, 25 Palestinians, including 10 terrorists, and four Israeli civilians were killed.

Mladenov, inaugurating a solar power plant for a Gaza hospital, said parties must “consolidate the understandings” of the cease-fire.

The deal, mediated by Egypt, Qatar and the U.N., promises to let in fuel and humanitarian aid and ease the movement of people from the blockaded territory.

A Qatari cash infusion, meant for thousands of needy families as part of the cease-fire understandings, arrived Monday.