UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on Israel to investigate the killing of Palestinian terrorists by Israeli security forces, but made no mention of Palestinian violence against Jews.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the killing of Palestinian terrorists by Israeli security forces, but failed to mention the Israeli victims of the attacks. Four Israelis have been killed since last Thursday, and several others wounded in a series of shootings and stabbings.
In an official UN statement, Ban said he is “profoundly alarmed by the growing number of deadly incidents in the West Bank, including east Jerusalem.”
“The Secretary-General condemns the killings and looks to the Government of Israel to conduct a prompt and transparent investigation into the incidents, including whether the use of force was proportional,” he continued.
Ban noted that four Palestinians had been killed. Three of these were terrorists, who were killed by security forces while carrying out attacks or shortly thereafter. The fourth, was a teenage boy accidentally shot by the IDF during a violent Palestinian riot in Tulkarem.
Not mentioned in the statement were the four Israelis who had been murdered in Palestinian terrorist attacks. These victims include Naama and Rabbi Eitam Henkin, who were shot in their family car in front of their four children last Thursday, and Aharon Benita and Nechemia Lavi, who were stabbed to death in the Old City of Jerusalem by a terrorist. Aharon’s wife, Adele, was seriously injured in the attack and their two-year-old son was lightly injured.
Ban also criticized Israel’s demolition of homes belonging to three Palestinian terrorists who murdered Israelis in three terror attacks, saying the measure would “inflame tensions still further.”
The terrorist attacks are among the latest incidents in a flare-up in anti-Jewish violence that began during the Jewish New Year.
By: Sara Abramowicz, United with Israel