Letters of Israel's Ambassador to the UN Security Council
August 29, 2012
Another day. Another rocket. Not one word from the Security Council.
August 31, 2012
While Israel's schoolchildren were taking cover in bomb shelters, the UN released yet another biased report about Gaza... How many more rockets must fall on the children of Israel before the Security Council utters a syllable?
As I write this letter, Hamas terrorists are firing deadly rockets into the heart of Southern Israel. In just the past day, more than 70 rockets have been launched... Life is paralyzed for one million Israelis. Parents cannot go to work -- and children are not going to school.
Hamas deliberately provoked this escalation. Yesterday it detonated a bomb on Israel's border with Gaza, severely injuring an Israeli officer. It is time for the world to take note: Hamas is determined to murder Israelis and escalate conflict in our already very turbulent region.
I call on you -- and all the other Security Council members -- to condemn Hamas terrorism without equivocation or delay. Hamas and other terrorists in our region will interpret the silence of the Security Council as a green light for terror and provocation.
November 12, 2012
As I write this letter, rockets are flying into Israeli communities without pause. In the past two days, Hamas and other terrorists in Gaza have fired more than 150 rockets into our homes, schools, and cities...
The serious danger of an even greater escalation hangs over our very volatile region. Many Israeli civilians and soldiers have been injured. Damage to property has been significant...
The time for the Security Council to condemn Hamas terrorism with one voice is now, before it is too late.
The Palestinian leadership also has a fundamental responsibility to clearly condemn Hamas terrorism. The silence that continues to echo from President Abbas' office speaks volumes.
The Security Council did nothing.
On November 14, Israel killed Hamas military commander Ahmed al-Jabari, and launched Operation Pillar of Defense against the terrorists operating in Gaza.