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UN Condemns Attack for First Time Since Current Terror Wave Began

UN Security Council (Photo: wikicommons/Neptuul)

The United Nations Security Council finally spoke out against this week's terrorist shooting in Tel Aviv. Too bad, reports The Jerusalem Post's Danielle Ziri, that it's the first time the international body has condemned an attack since the current wave of terror facing Israel began nearly a year ago:

Members of the Security Council condemned “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack at Sarona market in Tel Aviv, during which at least four civilians were killed and many more injured.

This was the Security Council’s first official condemnation of a terror attack carried out by Palestinians on Israelis since the beginning of the current wave of violence that begun this fall.

The Security Council members also expressed their “deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Israel” and stated that “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security..."

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon welcomed the condemnation and said it is “an important and moral statement.“ “The images of carnage resulting from Palestinian terror reached the members of the Security Council,” he said. “We call on all the countries of the world to help end these attacks by strongly opposing the Palestinian incitement that directly leads to violent terrorism.”

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