The recent statement by the UNSC has left the Israeli delegation in a fit of rage after a brutal terror attack by Hamas sparked retaliation by the IDF in Gaza.
Israel is burning in the fire of revenge from Hamas and Gaza is burning in the fire of Israeli attacks. This fire is killing hundreds of people in Gaza every day, but Israel is not ready to be diplomatic about this issue. It has only one purpose, the complete destruction of Hamas, and Israel is ready to go to any extent for this purpose, at this time Israel is not concerned about anyone’s human rights.
Whoever is questioning Israel’s attacks on Gaza, Israel is stopping speaking, and now the United Nations and its Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have become victims of this anger of Israel.
The United Nations Security Council met on October 24. Representatives of the countries involved in the meeting cleared their stand on the Israel-Hamas war. The United States supported Israel’s attacks on Gaza. Iran, Jordan, and Egypt condemn Israeli attacks. But UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said something that hit Israel hard. The Israeli foreign minister and ambassador created a ruckus in the packed gathering.
Antonio Guterres said in a statement, “We must demand that all parties uphold and respect their obligations under international humanitarian law. Their constant care in the conduct of military operations to spare civilians and respect and protect hospitals and respect the inviolability of U.N. facilities, which today are sheltering more than 600,000 Palestinians.”
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who hesitated to condemn Hamas’ terrorist attack on Israel, has taught Israel a lesson in international human rights laws. However, Israel has responded by saying that they will not stop their attacks until Hamas ceases to exist.
The UN’s role in the Israeli-Hamas war is already under suspicion. And now Guterres has given a statement justifying Hamas’s attack. It has been said that the attack on Israel by Hamas did not happen suddenly. Without naming him, Guterres blamed Israel for the Hamas attack.
It is important to also recognize the attacks by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum. The Palestinian people have been subjected to 56 years of suffocating occupation. They have seen their land steadily devoured by settlements and plagued by violence. Their economy was stifled. Their people were displaced and their homes were demolished. Their hopes for a political solution to their plight have been vanishing.
Understand the meaning of this statement of Guterres. They are trying to say that Israel has been committing atrocities in the Gaza Strip for the last 56 years. In fact, the UN Secretary-General probably does not know that the Gaza Strip has been completely out of Israeli control since 2005. Hamas runs the government in the Gaza Strip, which gets millions of dollars of help every year from all over the world.
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