Ban Ki-moon Comments Encourage Terrorism - Netanyahu

 


The Prime Minister of Israel and his representative at the United Nations slammed the U.N. secretary general the head of the world’s organization for peace and security for comments made about Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The U.N. Secretary General’s remarks give a tailwind to terrorism. 

 There is no justification for terrorism,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a statement.
The remarks that prompted Netanyahu’s scathing comments were made at a U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday morning that addressed the Palestinian question.
Ban, speaking with more candor than he has be known to use, condemned Israel’s “settlement enterprise” in the West Bank, calling them “provocative acts” that “rightly raise fundamental questions about Israel’s commitment to a twostate solution.

The enterprise he was referring to were Israel’s policies in areas of the West Bank that is home to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, and in particular, reports that Israel approved plans for 150 new homes in “illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank” on Tuesday and claiming another 370 acres of land last week, Ban said.
“As oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism,” Ban said. “So-called facts on the ground in the occupied West Bank are steadily chipping away the viability of a Palestinian state and the ability of Palestinian people to live in dignity.”

Netanyahu, ambassador question U.N. neutrality

Netanyahu’s representative at the United Nations took his Prime Minister’s comments one step further, saying that  Ban Ki-moon promotes terrorism. The secretary general encourages terror instead of fighting against terror,” Ambassador Danny Danon said in a statement. “The secretary general forgot what the U.N.’s role is. Terror must not be encouraged for any reason whatsoever. Yair Lapid, a member of Israel’s Knesset, also condemned the secretary general. Terrorism against innocent civilians cannot be justified; no one should provide excuses for it,” Lapid said.” No one, especially not the U.N. secretary general, should say that terrorism is the result of something. Terrorism against innocent civilians is the result of nothing except the murderous insanity of the perpetrators.
 

During his speech, Ban Ki-moon condemned attacks by Palestinians against Israelis, as well as the “continuing rocket fire into Israel from militant groups in Gaza,” adding that Israel’s security concerns must be addressed. Stabbings, vehicle attacks and shootings by Palestinians targeting Israeli civilians  all of which I condemn and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces have continued to claim lives, Ban said.

“The Palestinian murderers do not want to build a state. They want to destroy a state, and they say this openly. They want to murder Jews simply because they are Jews, and they say this openly. They do not murder for peace, and they do not murder for human rights,” Netanyahu said in his statement following the meeting, adding that he believed the United Nations lost its neutrality “a long time ago.”

On Monday, two Palestinian men were shot and killed after they stabbed two Israeli women outside a supermarket in the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon, according to Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. “As we continue to uphold the right of Palestinians to self-determination, let us be equally firm that incitement has no place, and that questioning the right of Israel to exist cannot be tolerated,” Ban Ki-moon told the security council. Please like ,share and follow!

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