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Hamas Demands UN Facilitate Attacks on Israel

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29 Nov 2018 (All day)
Hamas Demands UN Facilitate Attacks on Israel
The Islamist terror militia Hamas issued a statement this week demanding that the UN ensure its ability to carry out violent kinetic attacks against Israel. “We reiterate the right of our people to defend themselves and to resist the occupation, by all available means, including armed resistance, guaranteed by the international law,” Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh wrote in a letter to UN General Assembly President Maria Fernada Spinosa. “The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted dozens of resolutions that affirm the right of peoples to independence, self-determination and struggle by all available means, peaceful and non-peaceful, for that right. The UN singled out the Palestinian people for dozens of relevant resolutions, including 2621, 2649, 2787 and 3236.”

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon replied by releasing a statement saying, “Hamas speaks about international law while it fires rockets into civilian populations, holds the bodies of IDF soldiers and Israeli citizens, and uses its own people as human shields. A terrorist organization going to the UN for assistance is like a serial killer asking the police for assistance. Israel and the United States will continue to mobilize the countries of the world into a united front against the terrorism that Hamas engages in on behalf of Iran.”

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