Israeli Envoy Shows Graphic Photo From Halamish Terror Attack at UN Security Council
JNS.org – Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon presented a gruesome photo from the scene of last Friday’s Palestinian terror attack in Halamish, where three members of an Israeli family were killed, at the UN Security Council on Monday.
“We do not need more carefully worded statements asking for calm,” Danon said at a press conference ahead of a scheduled Security Council session on tensions surrounding the Temple Mount. “The council must demand real action by [Palestinian Authority President] Mahmoud Abbas, make him stop his tacit support for terror, force him to end this unbearable wave of violence and make him do so immediately before the lives of more innocent victims are lost.”
“As diplomats, as ambassadors, as leaders, it is not often that we are at a loss for words,” he added. “When I learned of the horrific terror attack this past Friday evening, when I saw the ghastly pictures of the Shabbat meal interrupted by a vile terrorist, I was left speechless.”
The Halamish victims were Yosef Salomon, 70, his daughter Chaya, 46, and his son Elad, 36. The terrorist, 19-year-old Omar al-Abed, from the nearby village of Kaubar, is a known Hamas sympathizer.