Anti-Israel UN resolution inspired terror, Israeli envoy charges

UN Resolution 2334 and Kerry’s speech that followed served as an inspiration to the Arab terrorist who murdered four young IDF soldiers last week in Jerusalem, Israel’s ambassador to the UN affirmed.

The United Nations Security Council convened Tuesday for its first meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since adopting anti-Israel Resolution 2334 last month, which condemned Jewish communities in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria as obstacles to peace.

“Last month the Security Council voted to adopt Resolution 2334 and this chamber erupted into applause with almost every nation represented voicing its approval of a resolution condemning Israel. Hamas and Islamic Jihad, murderous terrorist organizations who are openly committed to the destruction of the State of Israel, joined the Council in welcoming this resolution,” stated Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon.

“Last week a Palestinian terrorist used his truck to ram into a group of soldiers who were visiting Jerusalem, killing four Israelis and injuring dozens of others,” continued the ambassador, showing photographs of those killed in the terror attack, all between the ages of 20 and 22.

“Shir Hajaj, Yael Yakutiel, Erez Orbach and Shira Tzur were murdered by a Palestinian who was led to believe that he could use terror and violence to remove the Jewish people from Jerusalem.  He will not succeed,” Danon declared.

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Addressing the Security Council members, Danon continued:

“The day after the Security Council vote, Fatah, the movement of Mahmoud Abbas, posted a cartoon on their official Facebook page. It showed a dagger in the shape of a map of Israel, colored with a Palestinian flag. Not Judea and Samaria, all of Israel. Under the dagger was a pool of blood, and next to it said, ‘Thank you,’ and listed each Council member who voted for the shameful resolution.

“The Palestinian Foreign Minister’s immediate reaction to the resolution and Secretary Kerry’s speech was to declare: ‘No to Israel as a Jewish state.’ The Palestinians leadership received the message. They now understand that they should continue to spread lies and incitement,” the Ambassador concluded.

By: World Israel News
(With files from Israel’s Permanent Mission to the UN)