WJC appeals to UNSC to condemn rocket attacks

May 5, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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After a barrage of hundreds of rockets struck Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday, the World Jewish Congress appealed to Indonesia, as president of the United Nations Security Council, to lead the international community in unequivocally condemning Hamas and holding it responsible for the terrorist acts that it continues to carry out and enable in the territory under its control.

In a letter to Amb. Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations, WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer noted that the latest barrage targeted civilian areas with direct hits.

“Yet again, Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza continue to indiscriminately target Israeli civilians whose sole goal is to live in peace with their neighbors. This latest provocation is simply unacceptable and unjustifiable. It is an ill-fated attempt by the group to divert attention from their mismanagement and tyrannical rule over the Palestinian people living in the Gaza Strip,” Singer wrote.

“Upon taking the presidency of the UN Security Council this month, you noted that you wish to ‘keep the momentum’ in the Council on the issue of Palestine, which you will do by hosting a special Arria-Formula meeting on Monday, May 6,” Singer added.

“In this meeting, it is time that the UN Security Council, its members, and the international community, unequivocally condemn Hamas and these dangerous actions, and hold Hamas responsible for the terrorist acts that it continues to carry out and enable in the territory under its control in the Gaza Strip,” Singer wrote.

Over the course of Saturday, nearly 300 rockets were launched at Israel. A man was killed in Ashkelon after a rocket struck his home.

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