“The resolution you adopted against Israel provided inspiration for terror,” Israel’s ambassador told the UN Security Council.
Israel’s Ambassador Danny Danon condemned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and charged it with encouraging acts of terrorism against Israel.
The UNSC convened on Tuesday for its first meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since adopting resolution 2334 last month, which condemned Israeli “settlements” – i.e. Israeli communities in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria – as an obstacle to a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Last month the Security Council voted to adopt resolution 2334 and this chamber erupted into applause with almost every nation represented voicing its approval of a resolution condemning Israel. Hamas and Islamic Jihad, murderous terrorist organizations who are openly committed to the destruction of the State of Israel, joined the Council in welcoming this resolution,” said Danon while addressing the session.
“Last week a Palestinian terrorist used his truck to ram into a group of soldiers who were visiting Jerusalem, killing four Israelis and injuring dozens of others,” continued Danon, as he held up photographs of the IDF soldiers killed in the terror attack while listing their names. “Shir Hajaj, Yael Yakutiel, Erez Orbach, and Shira Tzur were murdered by a Palestinian who was led to believe that he could use terror and violence to remove the Jewish people from Jerusalem. He will not succeed.”
“The day after the Security Council vote, Fatah, the movement of Mahmoud Abbas, posted a cartoon on their official Facebook page. It showed a dagger in the shape of a map of Israel colored with Palestinian flag. Not Judea and Samaria, all of Israel. Under the dagger was a pool of blood and next to it said ‘Thank you’ and listed each Council member who voted for the shameful resolution,” Danon told the Council members.
The 14 countries thanked by Fatah are Russia, Angola, Ukraine, Japan, Spain, Egypt, Malaysia, Venezuela, New Zealand, Senegal, Uruguay, France, China and Britain.
“Is Fatah thanking the 14 countries for their UN vote because they interpret the UN as granting Fatah permission to kill Israelis, or is Fatah thanking them because now that the UN declared settlements ‘illegal,’ it sees itself free to kill more Israelis?” Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a watchdog that monitors incitement to terrorism in Palestinian media, asked of the Facebook post.
“Either way, Fatah is saying more Israelis will pay with their lives as a result of the UN resolution,” PMW points out.
“The Palestinian Foreign Minister’s immediate reaction to the resolution and Secretary Kerry’s speech was to declare: ‘No to Israel as a Jewish state.’ The Palestinians leadership received the message. They now understand that they should continue to spread lies and incitement,” Danon summarized.
Former Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid warned right after the UNSC vote that the resolution will create “a tailwind for violence and terror.”
He was, unfortunately, correct.