Just as Israel feared, Palestinian officials are citing the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to justify terrorist violence against Israelis.
Over the weekend, the Palestinian Authority’s Jerusalem-based spokesman Rafat Alian stated that the “occupation” of the “Palestinian nation” demands a “natural response.”
He was speaking about last week’s foiling of a coordinated three-man terrorist assault near Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate in which a 19-year-old female Israeli soldier was killed.
A week before that, the UN chief responded to the current wave of Palestinian terror by saying “it is human nature to react to occupation.”
In an official letter sent to Ban, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon demanded he take back his words.
“Since when is it the UN’s role to find justifications for terror? Since when does the UN create two categories for terror and victims? I call on you to take back your statements and say clearly that there is no justification for the bloodshed of Israeli victims,” wrote Danon.