Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor . (AP/Seth Wenig) (AP/Seth Wenig)
Ron Prosor
Terror attack at border crossing

Israeli security personnel at the scene of a Palestinian terror attack at a crossing north of Jerusalem Saturday. (Mahmoud Illean/AP)

Israeli Ambassador Prosor demanded that the UNSC condemn the wave of Palestinian terror that exploited Israeli kindness and humanity.

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor sent on Monday an official letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and the Security Council (UNSC) protesting the recent wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis.

Recounting the last attack the left an Israeli soldier wounded and the Palestinian terrorist dead, Prosor said that “a Palestinian terrorist approached Israeli security forces south of Nablus and told them that he was not feeling well and asked for water. When they invited him to approach in order to give him water, he drew a knife and stabbed one of the soldiers.”

In another attack that occurred on Saturday “a Palestinian man approached an Israeli soldier and asked him for some water. When the soldier turned to get him some, the terrorist assaulted him with a knife. Later that same day, another Palestinian stabbed an Israeli border policeman in the back during a routine security check.”

“Such attacks are becoming part of a disturbing new pattern in which those seeking to murder Israelis take advantage of their humanity,” the ambassador charged, offering further examples of terrorists taking advantages of Israeli kindness.

“Attacks of this kind are especially outrageous because they take advantage of a person’s natural desire to help their fellow man in their time of need, in order to kill him. These are acts that no decent person would tolerate,” he wrote.

Such a pattern could be to the detriment of the Palestinians as well, he pointed out. “This type of attack is also especially dangerous. Not only do such attacks pose a grave threat for Israelis, they may well harm those Palestinians who are genuine in need of assistance.”

PA Compliant with Terror

Prosor also pointed to the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) support of the attacks. The terrorist who planned the murder of Malachi Rosenfeld in June used the money paid to him by the PA to purchase the weapon that was used in the attack, and to train those who executed it. These funds were paid to the terrorist for the time he served in an Israeli jail for the crime of murdering six Israelis in 2004.


PA head Mahmooud Abbas. (AP/Majdi Mohammed)

“Once again, the Palestinian leadership is failing to take responsibility. Not only do they refuse to condemn these attacks, but they also fund people who serve time in prison for carrying them out,” Prosor said in the letter.

He called on the Security Council to “unequivocally condemn” the latest series of terror attacks “in a clear voice.”

“I ask you to publicly call on the Palestinian Authority to condemn those responsible for these attacks, and to do everything in their power to prevent future attacks,” Prosor demanded. “A timely and clear statement by the Security Council is crucial to prevent further deterioration and further suffering.”

The UNSC is known to swiftly and critically condemn Israel for every small incident it perceives as some sort of infraction. It is also notoriously silent when it comes to condemning oppressive and murderous regimes.

Prosor sent a similar letter of protest to the UNSC in July. He has been outspoken in recent months regarding what he sees as unequal treatment of Israel by the world body.

In February, for instance, he mocked the UN, calling it a “theater of the absurd,” castigating the organization for neglecting serious global concerns, such as Islamic terror, while continuously chastising Israel. “If we intend to fight terror, we must not differentiate between terror and terror – there is no good terror or bad terror group, and we must treat them all alike,” he stated at the time.

By: Max Gelber, United with Israel

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