Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday blamed the UN chief of “encouraging terror” after Ban Ki-moon said about the frustration of Palestinian at Israel’s occupation and said. “As oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.”
Netanyahu said in a statement. “The comments of the UN Secretary General encourage terror,” “There is no justification for terror.”
“The Palestinian terrorists don’t want to build a state; they want to destroy a state, and they say that proudly. They want to murder Jews everywhere and they state that proudly. They don’t murder for peace and they don’t murder for human rights.” said Netanyahu.
Ban Ki-moon address was given when an Israeli 24-year-old woman was stabbed to death on Monday by a Palestinian terrorist in a supermarket. It was the third such attack in 10 days. The two Palestinian assailants were shot dead by a security guard.
He also referred to Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria as “an affront to the Palestinian people and to the international community.”
The Israeli leader said. “The UN lost its neutrality and moral force a long time ago and the Secretary General’s remarks do not improve the situation.”
President of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald S Lauder, said Mr Ban’s remarks were a “dangerous justification of terrorism”.
“It is extremely worrying and shocking that the leader of the international community has chosen to excuse the inexcusable,” he added.