'End your silence on anti-Jewish terror,' top Israeli diplomat tells UN Secretary General

“I am writing to you, for the third time in three days, to call your attention to a terror attack against Israelis, and to urge you to speak out," wrote Ambassador Ron Prosor to the head of the UN Secretariat.

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August 7, 2015 12:09
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Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor. (photo credit: FACEBOOK)

 
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Pressing the UN's Secretary General to extend the same outrage to anti-Jewish terror as he had to the murder of a Palestinian infant by alleged Jewish extremists last week, on Friday Israel's Ambassador to the UN penned a letter to Ban Ki-Moon, asking him to condemn the vehicular attack on three IDF soldiers by a Palestinian driver.

“I am writing to you, for the third time in three days, to call your attention to a terror attack against Israelis, and to urge you to speak out," wrote Ambassador Ron Prosor to the head of the UN Secretariat.

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“I have not heard any condemnation - not of today’s attack nor of the other attacks against Israelis.”

Last Friday, the UN Secretary General sent his deepest condolences to the family of Ali Dawabsha, the Palestinian toddler killed in an arson attack on their home in the West Bank village of Duma. Three other members of the Dawabsha family, including the family's other son and both parents, were also injured in what has been described by several notable Israeli figures, including  President Reuven Rivlin, as a terror attack.

Rivlin called the arson attack “heinous terror," and reached out to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, saying that “We must fight together against terror, regardless of the side it comes from.”

The apparent silence on the part of the Secretary General, in light of last Friday's attack, as well as another attack on Monday, in which Palestinians hurled a gasoline-bomb at a car carrying a Jewish couple, encourages attacks on Israelis, a statement by Israel's Permanent Mission to the UN read.

“Terror is terror, no matter where it takes place, or who is harmed," adding that "the people of Israel deserve the same level of concern and empathy as any other people in the world.”


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