UN Leader Blames Israel for Recent Terror Attacks
Just two days after a poll showed that two-thirds of Palestinians support the current wave of stabbing attacks against Israelis, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon accused Israel of bringing the trouble on itself.
Ban said that the attacks are "bred from nearly five decades of Israeli occupation."
The daily terror attacks against Israeli Jews are "the result of fear, humiliation, frustration and mistrust. It has been fed by the wounds of decades of bloody conflict, which will take a long time to heal. Palestinians youth in particular are tired of broken promises and they see no light at the end of the tunnel," Ban said.
The U.N. leader was speaking at a conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, organized by the U.N. Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on the Question of Jerusalem.
Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon said there is no justification for terror.
"Instead of wasting your time trying to rationalize Palestinian terrorism, the United Nations should confront the Palestinian Authority to eradicate incitement coming from its highest echelons, permeating into the education system and social networks," Arutz-7 quoted Danon.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research released a poll earlier this week showing that 67 percent of Palestinians support the current wave of stabbings.