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October 14, 2015 10:19 am

UN Calls Israeli Answer to Terror ‘Excessive,’ US Mourns Deaths on Both Sides

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Despite a wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis in recent days, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement through a spokesperson that called on Israel to undertake a “serious review” of its response. Photo: World Economic Forum.

Despite a wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis in recent days, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement through a spokesperson that called on Israel to undertake a “serious review” of its response. Photo: World Economic Forum.

JNS.org – The U.S. State Department issued a condemnation of the Palestinian terror attacks engulfing Israel in recent days, with the most recent attacks on Tuesday resulting in the deaths of three and injuries to at least 20. At the same time, the department also struck an evenhanded tone about the current wave of violence.

“The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians, which resulted in the murder of three Israelis and left numerous others wounded,” said State Department spokesperson John Kirby. “We mourn any loss of innocent life, Israeli or Palestinian. We continue to stress the importance of condemning violence and combating incitement. We are in regular contact with the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority. We remain deeply concerned about escalating tensions and urge all sides to take affirmative steps to restore calm and prevent actions that would further escalate tensions.”

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, meanwhile, called on Israel to undertake a “serious review” of its potential “excessive” response to Palestinian terror.

“The apparent excessive use of force by Israeli security forces” is “troubling,” said Ban’s spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, according to AFP. That situation “demands serious review as it only serves to exacerbates the situation leading to a vicious cycle of needless bloodshed,” he added.

The U.N. has long been criticized by the pro-Israel community for its disproportionate criticism of the Jewish state.

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  • jeremy

    How can the UN exist at all, let alone talk about human rights? In the UN period there are 100 countries who do not allow Jews to become citizens. Such as Jordan, it’s 6th law, no Jew may ever become a citizen.

    All Jews everywhere are by the very nature of being outlawed, in all Islamic and Christians countries over and over and over again after their money and ideas are stolen, are “Settlers”. US Jews better intermarry and disappear soon, as you had in medeival Britain, because the US will not withstand evil pressures much longer.

    OH and Jews are not now and never were especially persecuted. If they were tell us when and show us the proof so that we can erase it quickly, the media way of “fighting” antisemitism throughout history, downplay it until it didn’t happen.

  • Carl

    It seems that any response harsher that saying “please don’t kill me Mr. terrorist” is considered excessive. Shame on Ban Ki-moon for not condemning such an obvious coordinated terror assault the Abbas instigated from the podium of the UN General Assembly only weeks ago.

  • rbockman

    Time to give credit where it was due, Kahane was right the Jews belittled and banned him.

  • Dave321

    As if the UN had to prove yet again it was morally bankrupt.

  • Emanuel

    Terrorists die on the spot, there it’s been reviewed you disgusting bunch of hypocrite pansies. In what land is deadly force not allowed for self-defense against terrorists when life in in danger? The UN is troubling the fact that they call this a job and earn a living doing it is troubling. If self-denfense is troubling we are in trouble, Houston we have a problem! Much of it is captured on video there really is nothing to say but eat a dick.

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