Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor 311.
(photo credit: Shahar Azran)
issued a complaint to the UN secretary general and the president of the
Security Council over the escalation of violence in the South and over the Security
Council's failure to condemn the terror attacks last Thursday that
claimed the lives of eight people, Israel Radio reported Tuesday.
Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor wrote to the UN leaders that the Gaza
Strip, ruled by Hamas, continues to be a bastion for terrorist activity,
adding that over a hundred rockets were fired against Israel in the
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Every rocket attack, Prosor added, highlights the
farce of Palestinian unity, which is manifested in terrorism, hatred and
violence, Israel Radio said.
Lebanon blocked the Security Council on Friday from issuing a
statement condemning the previous day’s terrorist attacks in southern
Beirut demanded that the statement drafted by the Israeli
delegation be amended to include criticism of Israel’s retaliatory air strikes
Unanimity is a requisite for Security Council statements.
Wednesday, the day before the attacks near Eilat led to a spasm of
violence bewteen Gaza and Israel, Prosor sent a letter to UN
Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday demanding that the body condemn rocket attacks
"Israel expects the Security Council, the
Secretary-General, and the international community to condemn all of
these attacks immediately and unequivocally," Prosor wrote.
an increase of rocket fire emanating from the Gaza Strip in recent
weeks, Prosor added, "It is only by chance that these most recent
attacks did not cause civilian casualties. With rockets continuing to
rain down on our major cities, Israel cannot and will not rely on good
luck to defend its citizens."