Once again, the United Nations has singled out Israel, with its Secretary General criticizing its actions during last summer’s conflict in Gaza. But The Times of Israel reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood up against the UN, calling it out on its “hypocrisy”:
“This is a black day for the UN,” Netanyahu said in a late-night statement on the remarks concerning last year’s war in Gaza. “Instead of highlighting the fact that Hamas made hostages of Gaza’s children when it fired at Israel from preschools, and dug tunnels towards Israeli preschools, the UN has again chosen to reproach Israel.”
The Jewish state, Netanyahu said, holds itself to the highest moral standards in combat “as was determined just this past week by a group of senior American and European generals.
“At the same time the Hamas terror organization is awarded immunity by the UN, even though it has been proven beyond any doubt that it committed war crimes by firing from hospitals, mosques and from within UN facilities,” he said. “It turns out there is no limit to hypocrisy.”
While Ban on Thursday mentioned war zones such as Iraq, Syria and South Sudan, Israel was the only country he called on to take action to protect children in war zones.