According to the UN, Israel Can’t Defend Itself
Below is the headline and lede for an AP article:
The UN political chief called on Israel Wednesday to ensure that urgently needed humanitarian supplies for the Gaza Strip are not “held hostage to political and security developments.”
Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council its meeting was taking place “in the wake of yet another series of violent escalations that threatened to plunge Gaza into war.”
In her actual speech, DiCarlo is careful to say that Israel has a right to defend itself:
While Israel has a duty to protect its citizens, it must exercise maximum restraint in the use of live fire, and refrain from using lethal force, except as a last resort.
So what can Israel do? It cannot use live fire against violent people, it cannot pressure them by closing a crossing. Apparently, it cannot even kill a 17-year-old in self defense:
Children should never be targeted or instrumentalized in any way.
On 26 July, in the West Bank settlement of Adam, a 17-year-old Palestinian stabbed an Israeli civilian to death and injured two others. He was shot and killed by one of the victims.
The terrorists that sent the teen to kill Jews were wrong — but it seems so was the guy who was stabbed for shooting him.
Once again, the all-wise UN is very keen on saying that Israel can defend itself, but it denounces every single thing that Israel can possibly do to defend itself.
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