Israel to UN: Palestinians Are "Dead Set on Encouraging More Violence"

(AP) Edith M. Lederer - At the UN Security Council's monthly meeting on the Mideast on Wednesday, Israel's UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan called his country "unquestionably the most vibrant liberal democracy in the Middle East" and accused the Palestinians of repeating lies, glorifying terrorists who spilled innocent Israeli blood, and "regurgitating fabrications" that are not going to solve the decades-old conflict. "To the Palestinian representative, I say: 'Shame on you.'...Your president and the rest of (the) Palestinian leadership regularly incite terrorism, never condemn the murders of Israeli civilians, praise Palestinian terrorists, and actively attempt to rewrite facts and the truth by erasing Jewish history." Erdan accused the Palestinians of being "dead set on encouraging more violence," while Israel has taken significant steps to de-escalate the current tensions by sitting down with Palestinian officials in Jordan in February and on Sunday in Sharm el-Sheikh.

2023-03-23 00:00:00

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