Israel Presses UN Security Council to Condemn Hamas Attacks
Israel's Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan on Thursday sent an official letter to the United Nations Security Council and to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calling on them to strongly condemn the terrorist attacks from Gaza and to support Israel's right to defend itself.
In the letter, Ambassador Erdan writes: “Hamas, an internationally designated terrorist Jihadist group supported by Iran, is responsible for these murderous attacks. The indiscriminate rocket fire constitutes a double war crime: targeting Israel’s civilian population and launching the rockets from within Gaza’s civilian neighborhoods and institutions. Hamas purposely places its terror facilities in the heart of the civilian population, including within multi-story buildings, cynically using the local Palestinian population as human shields. In addition, Hamas is presenting itself as the ‘defender of Jerusalem and the holy sites.’ This is, of course, a lie. It is clear that Hamas premeditated this escalation in violence and terrorism and is happy to pay the price of casualties on both sides in order to strengthen itself politically." (INN / VFI News)
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