UN Chief Ban Ki-moon had the audacity to justify Palestinian terrorism by saying that it is Israel that breeds Palestinian “anger.” Throughout his tenure as head of the UN, Ban has consistently laid the blame for Palestinian problems at Israel’s doorstep. Call him out on his misguided understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict!
Ban again accused Israel for ongoing Palestinian terror attacks, while placing no responsibility on the Palestinians for their murderous actions.
In a speech recently to the Meeting of the UN’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the Question of Jerusalem in Jakarta, Ban said that “it is no coincidence that Jerusalem was one of the sparks that lit the fuse of this latest escalation. Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world, holds shrines sacred to billions of people worldwide — Muslims, Jews and Christians alike. What happens in Jerusalem reverberates around the world. Any action which could be interpreted as attempting to change the delicate balance, and particularly the status quo of the holy sites, carries with it the risk of conflict.”
Palestinians have been alleging for years that Israel is plotting to overrun the Temple Mount and remove the mosques on it, and Ban was apparently echoing their allegations. Israel has repeatedly denied the allegations and accepted solutions to monitor the situation, which the Palestinians rejected.
What is more astounding, is that Ban also said that “the anger we are witnessing is bred from nearly five decades of Israeli occupation. It is the result of [Palestinian] fear, humiliation, frustration and mistrust. It has been fed by the wounds of decades of bloody conflict, which will take a long time to heal.” Therefore, according to Ban, Israel’s decades-long struggle with the Palestinians is the reason for the latest wave of terrorism.
The UN chief called for a diplomatic process, which would end with two states and a split Jerusalem that will “emerge as a capital of two States, with arrangements for the holy sites acceptable to all.” Most Israeli leaders, including left-wing leaning politicians, reject Jerusalem’s partition and maintain all of Jerusalem would serve as Israel’s capital under any agreement.
He again echoed baseless Palestinian allegations that Israel planned to somehow alter the status quo on the Temple Mount and called on it not to do so.
Protest Ban’s misguided and warped understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and his tendency to blame Israel for everything including Palestinian intransigence on the diplomatic peace process and Palestinian terrorism on the streets of Israel.
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