Deputy Envoy To UN: International Community’s Silence On Palestinian Rockets Is Dangerous

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israels-deputy-permanent-representative-to-the-united-nations-ambassador-chaim-waxmanIsrael’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Chaim Waxman sent a letter of complaint to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and to the Security Council on Sunday, demanding that they condemn the recent spate of rocket attacks against Israel.

“I write this letter as one million people in southern Israel continue to be terrorized yet another weekend fearing for their lives, enduring barrage after barrage of rocket attacks,” Waxman wrote in the letter. “These rockets are targeted at civilians – one of them falling directly on a school. I ask you, Excellency, to picture how different the current situation would be if the children would have been in school at the time the rocket fell.”

Waxman noted the previous two letters Israel sent to the Security Council and warned against continued silence by the international community. “In previous letters … we alerted the Council that these attacks had the potential to ignite a serious escalation of the conflict, which could affect the entire region,” he said. “The events of the last two days have proven the danger of silence on behalf of the international community at large, and the Security Council, in particular. For the sake of security and stability in our region, the Security Council and all responsible members of the international community must immediately and unequivocally condemn and do everything in their power to stop the rocket fire that continues to rain down on Israeli civilians, in violation of every precept of international law.”

The envoy also referred to Iran’s backing of terrorist groups in Gaza. “The number of rockets launched in only 48 hours proves that the smuggling of advanced weaponry by the Iranian regime into the Gaza Strip continues unabated. Every weapon smuggled into the area not only threatens Israeli civilians, but also diminishes Gaza’s prospects for a prosperous future by transforming residential communities into rocket-launching pads. Member states’ obligations to prevent this illegal activity is an integral part of numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions … but it receives hardly any attention from the international community.”

On Sunday, 17 rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel. Since the latest round of violence began on Friday, there have been more than 240 rockets launched at Israel.

{Israel Hayom/ Newscenter}


  1. The one ally that Israel has in the mainstream press is generally known to be for news however if one will look there for coverage of the current fighting and missile barrage from gaza not only is the coverage of this terrorism very light it is also sided to the gazan terrorist with the headline addressing not how many rockets were shot into eretz yisroel but rather how many palestinian civilians were killed. Shame on fox news for this.

  2. Good luck Mr. Waxman. Mr. Bunki Moon couldn’t care less about the Jews! Don’t forget, in order to become the leader of the UN, you must be a rabid Anti Semite!

  3. The media is also waiting like vultures to report on this. They will speak up after Israel forcefully defends itself, to blame the victim. Nothing new. Hopefully Israel will complete the job this time.

  4. Please, people:
    Halacha she’Eisav sonei l’Yaakov.
    If we have learned nothing else from the past 2000 years of our history in general, and the past 70 years in particular, it should at least be this.
    Stop expecting the goyim – and especially the U.N. – to care about us. They don’t, they haven’t, and they never will.
    And express appreciation to the few who are the exceptions to the rule.


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