Statement by Ambassador Gilad Menashe Erdan, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, at the UNSC briefing on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

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November 22, 2023

Ambassador Gilad Menashe Erdan said for almost 50 days, the Council has not advanced a solution related to its mandate.  Amidst the one-sided condemnations, suggestions and calls for calm, there has been no single real solution.

If the Council cannot suggest a solution that also ensures the safety of Israelis, then it fails to address the security of both Israelis and Gazans alike.

The war can end today if Hamas returns all hostages and turns over all those who were responsible for the massacre.  No country will agree to anything else.

The hostage deal struck on 21 November shows Israel is ready to take far-reaching concrete steps, releasing convicted terrorists for women and children.  However, when the pause ends, his country will continue its goal of eliminating Hamas’s terror capabilities. He hoped the Council would maximize the pause to advance a solution to end the war.

The Council should tell the truth to Gazans that Hamas is solely responsible for their situation and, when that group is gone, their future will become bright, he said.  He asked where the Organization, UNICEF and UNFPA had been during the past 16 years when children were indoctrinated, adding that there is yet no condemnation against Hamas’s brainwashing and attacks.

“You have all suddenly woken up, but sadly not for the right reasons.”

He wondered how many reports UNICEF has written about the Hamas terror summer camps to indoctrinate children, especially considering that Gaza children have been taught that murdering Israelis is their life goal.

He went on to say that while the briefers mentioned hostages in Gaza, they ignored the fact that 1,300 Israelis were massacred with another 8,650 still hospitalized.  They also intentionally refused to brief on acts of sexual violence and rape of Israeli women and children.  Today’s briefings make clear that “Israeli victims do not matter”.  To the United Nations and its agencies, Israeli women are not women and its children not children.

The Organization refuses to accept Israeli numbers or statistics, claiming it cannot verify their facts, but it trusts the fabrications supplied by Palestine terrorists and directly from Hamas in Gaza, treating it as God’s truth without any of verification, he said, adding that this is why Israel calls out the United Nations.



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