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Sick World: International Community Urges IDF Restraint In Gaza

Thursday July 17, 2014 9:48 PM - 15 Comments

un-secretary-general-ban-ki-moonUnited Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged Israel to “do far more” to spare Palestinian civilians after it launched it ground offensive in Gaza.

Israel launched its ground operation in Gaza on Thursday night, at the close of the tenth day of Operation Protective Shield, aimed at halting rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled coastal strip on Israeli communities.

“I regret that despite my repeated urgings, and those of many regional and world leaders together, an already dangerous conflict has now escalated even further,” Ban told reporters.

The UN chief described as “appalling” the death of four boys killed by Israeli strikes Wednesday on a Gaza City beach.

“I urge Israel to do far more to stop civilian casualties. There can be no military solution to this conflict,” he said.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Thursday that he was extremely worried by the ground offensive in Gaza, and called on Israel to show the utmost restraint.

Fabius, who will meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo on Friday during a three-day trip to the region to secure a “lasting ceasefire”, said it was vital to protect civilians and avoid new victims.

“France is extremely concerned by the Israeli decision to launch a ground offensive in Gaza. It calls on Israel to show the utmost restraint,” Fabius said in a statement.

The Obama administration also criticized Israel earlier Thursday for failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza.

Noting the deaths a day earlier of four boys who were killed on a Gaza beach by an IDF strike, the State Department said the high civilian death toll in Gaza has been “heartbreaking.” Three more children were killed in Gaza on Thursday. More than 200 Gazans have been killed and hundreds more wounded since the IDF began Operation Protective Edge ten days ago. .

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki also criticized Hamas militants in Gaza who continue to fire rockets and mortars into Israel.

I don’t think we’ve made any secret about our strong concern about the actions of Hamas, the indiscriminate rocket attacks, the targeting of civilians,” Psaki said. “And that concern remains.”

Of the Gaza beach attacks that killed four cousins on Wednesday, Psaki called the attack “horrifying.”

“The tragic event makes clear that Israel must take every possible step to meet its standards for protecting civilians from being killed,” Psaki said. “We will continue to underscore that point to Israel.”
Asked if the US believes Israel has not done enough to prevent civilian casualties, Psaki said: “We believe that certainly there’s more that can be done.”

Read more at YNET NEWS.

{Matzav.com}

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15 Responses to “Sick World: International Community Urges IDF Restraint In Gaza”

1. Comment from monkey see
Time July 17, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Why doesn’t Boon go back to eating and not tell Israel how to defend itself. I am waiting for the day that he will acknowledge that Hamas uses gazans as human shields.

2. Comment from wilson
Time July 17, 2014 at 10:27 PM

I REGRET THE FIGHTING EXPANDED FURTHER”. MR. MOON –WHO’S FAULT IS IT? TELL HAMAS TO STOP SHOOTING ROCKETS ON INNOCENTS , NOT THE ISRAELIS. THE ISRAELIS ARE ATTEMPTING TO SECURE A STABLE LIFE LIKE YOU HAVE –NOT ONE OF CONSTANT TERROR FROM THESE BLOODTHIRSTY TERRORISTS SO PLEASE TURN YOUR ATTENTION WHERE THE FAULT LIESW AND LET ISRAEL COMPLETE THE JOB………

3. Comment from dope
Time July 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM

This guy from the UN makes me look smart.

4. Comment from FREDDY
Time July 17, 2014 at 10:33 PM

THERE CAN BE NO MILITARY SOLUTION TO THIS CONFLICT….YOU ARE VERY WRONG…WITH THESE TERRORISTS THERE IS NO OTHER LANGUAGE THAT THEY UNDERSTAND - OTHER THAN THE SWORD AND FIRE….SO STOP ACTING NAIVE AND WISHFUL THINKING BUT UNFORTUNATELY VERY FAR FROM REALITY…..IT’S TIME THAT YOU GET REAL AND REALIZE THAT ISRAEL IS ACTING IN SELF-DEFENSE FOR THEIR PEACEFUL EXISTENCE –JUST LIKE YOU ARE ENJOYING….

5. Comment from nisht mitallemen
Time July 17, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Along the Mizrach vant in gehinnom there is a long row of seats waiting for these sonei Yisrael.

6. Comment from Anonymous
Time July 17, 2014 at 10:48 PM

This is Hashem’s way to make us understand that we can only rely on him and no one else…

7. Comment from Amyisrael
Time July 17, 2014 at 10:50 PM

This is Hashem’s way of making us understand that He is the only One we can and should count on.

8. Comment from Monkey Boon
Time July 17, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Do we really expect these clowns to use their intelligence?

9. Comment from on one thought
Time July 17, 2014 at 11:35 PM

lets send him to Israel and to the front line of what Our Brothers are going through and see what he has to say then!!! its easier to talk when your far.

10. Comment from gevald
Time July 17, 2014 at 11:50 PM

tell psaki to find as new job

11. Comment from sjk
Time July 17, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Yes it’s sad when civilians have to die, but that’s a natural result of any war. C’mmon, thanks for trying to be humane, but there is no country in the world more humane than Israel. How come no one reports all the aid that Israel has been sending in to GAza. How come no one reports all the medical care and treatment received by the Gazans? How come no one reports the huge amount of the electric bill that Israel Electric Co. provides to Gaza and they haven’t paid their bills. Israelis get their electric turned off when they don’t pay their electric bills.
It’s enough hearing about the world leaders speaking about restraint. They know nothing of restraint and haven’t accurately addressed the difficulties that the Israeli’s have had to live with. War is War.
Go Israel, do what you have to do and please G-d, protect every soldier and Israeli from any harm.

12. Comment from Anonymous
Time July 18, 2014 at 12:49 AM

I think the Israeli’s learnt not to care what the UN says

13. Comment from Shtark
Time July 18, 2014 at 1:04 AM

oilam Goilam….How did this bafoon get his position. How is it possible they are all so blind?? Yiddelach Be Strong Eibeshter is sending out many satans remember it’s not the UN America or anyone else that can save us, Hashem is our only lifeline.

14. Comment from Etzhar
Time July 18, 2014 at 6:49 AM

“The tragic event makes clear that Israel must take every possible step to meet its standards for protecting civilians from being killed,” It does take every possible step! Now what?

15. Comment from abilenetx
Time July 18, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Perfect war, it is written in the Torah Matot, when was Moshe commanded to wage war. Avenge the vengeance of the children of Israel against Medianites (now they are called hamas)

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