Danon takes UN envoys to South to survey destruction first hand

The group of ambassadors, which was led by Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, made visits to several sites, including the home of Moshe Agadi, who was killed by a rocket that directly hit his

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 8, 2019 01:18
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ISRAEL’S AMBASSADOR to the UN Danny Danon leads a delegation of UN ambassadors on a tour  of Ashkelo

ISRAEL’S AMBASSADOR to the UN Danny Danon leads a delegation of UN ambassadors on a tour of Ashkelon to view damage from last weekend’s rockets. . (photo credit: PERMANENT MISSION OF ISRAEL TO THE UN)

A delegation of UN ambassadors visiting Israel arrived in Ashkelon on Tuesday to survey the damage caused by the recent rocket attacks against southern Israel.

The group of ambassadors, which was led by Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, made visits to several sites, including the home of Moshe Agadi, who was killed by a rocket that directly hit his home. They later visited the Arlosoroff School, which was also hit by a rocket.
 
Danon said “We arrived in Ashkelon to offer strength to the residents of the South and to show the world what Hamas aggression looks like. The time has come for the Security Council to designate Hamas as a terrorist organization, one that commits double war crimes and exploits the people of Gaza as human shields. This will be the next measure we bring to the UN.”
Also part of the delegation was Latvia’s ambassador to the UN, H.E. Mr. Andrejs Pildegovics, who said: “we are here to learn more about the damage and the humanitarian situation on the ground. We are all very concerned and hope for de-escalation. We also express our hope for political dialogue that will bring about peace.”


Over 700 rockets were fired toward Israel over the weekend, with the city of Ashkelon sustaining heavy damage. Mayor Tomer Glam said that, “the city has suffered a severe blow from this latest escalation. This is a reality that is unacceptable and unlivable.”



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