UN Chief Condemns Terror Attack, But Still Calls for ‘Difficult Decisions On Both Sides’


ban-ki-moonUnited Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday night strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Har Nof neighborhood in which five people were murdered.

Arutz Sheva reports that in a statement, Ban called for political leadership and courage on both sides to address the “very tense” situation in the region.

He noted that beyond today’s “reprehensible” incident, clashes between Palestinian Arab youths and Israeli security forces continue on a near daily basis, adding, “The steadily worsening situation on the ground only reinforces the imperative for leaders on both sides to make the difficult decisions that will promote stability and ensure long-term security for both Israelis and Palestinians.”

The UN chief extended his condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery, emphasizing that attacks against religious sites point to “an additional dangerous dimension to the conflict which reverberates far beyond the region.”

He welcomed the condemnation of the attack by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and stressed that all sides must “avoid using provocative rhetoric which only encourages extremist elements,” Arutz Sheva reported.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Good morning! Look who woke up! Did he have a case of Conjunctivitis and his ordinarily sealed-shut eyes just loosened open enough to be able to see the written prepared text at 8:45 Tuesday night – nearly 25 hours after the attack?
    Moon Key Boon is #1.

  2. Unfortunately,
    he is still asleep. He said the “Palestinians and the Israelis” need to “work together”.
    He does not yet know that one does not work with evil.

  3. deaf, dumb, and blind perfect for a UN secretary general. He sees no evil, hears no evil, speaks no evil and yet all around him is evil.