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UN Must Condemn Abbas’s Charge That IDF Is Spreading COVID-19

Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said on Mon. 30 March 2020 that the United Nations must condemn the incitement of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas against Israel, with his false charge that IDF soldiers are spreading coronavirus in Judea & Samaria, “At this time, despite Israel's aid to the Palestinian Authority, we hear inciting comments coming from the Palestinian prime minister, who accuses IDF soldiers of spreading coronavirus to the PA,” Danon said. “There is no place for such senseless statements by the leadership of the PA. The UN must condemn these remarks.” At the meeting, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov spoke out against both Palestinian and Israeli incitement, but did not mention Abbas. “Palestinian leaders continued to make inciteful and provocative statements. Fatah’s official social media pages glorified perpetrators of previous terror attacks against Israelis, and displayed content encouraging children to carry out violence against Jews,” Mladenov said. “PA officials also delivered speeches praising perpetrators of attacks, denying Israel’s existence, and denying the Jewish historical connection to Jerusalem,” he continued.  “Hamas officials encouraged attacks against Israelis in Judea & Samaria and the launching of explosive devices using balloons from Gaza. (VFI News)