Special to WorldTribune.com
Holding up a collage of photos of Israeli victims of Palestinian terrorism, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon told the UN General Assembly on Nov. 23 that “Israeli blood is no less valuable than French blood.”
Danon spoke on the UN’s so-called International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which was marked by 20 anti-Israel motions that included condemnations of the Jewish state’s settlement policy and responsibility for the violence in the conflict with the Palestinians. The UN made no mention of the ongoing wave of Palestinian terror attacks on Israelis.
Danon said the international community needs to “rip off the Palestinian mask of lies” and condemn “the lies and incitement” which fuel violence against Israelis.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of stalling peace negotiations in order to build more settlements and stealing Palestinians’ natural resources.
“This has only further entrenched the occupation and undermined the realization of the two-State solution,” Abbas said.
Abbas called for the adoption of a resolution by the Security Council which “would include clear parameters to achieve peace on the basis of the two-state solution, on the basis of the pre-1967 borders in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions, the Madrid principles and the Arab Peace Initiative, and would set a timeframe for ending the Israeli occupation.”
Abbas also said Palestinians are no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel in the past due to “Israel’s destruction of the foundations upon which the political, economic and security agreements were signed.”
Danon called the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People “a shameful day for the United Nations” which is used “as a platform to attack Israel.
“Palestinians venerate terror instead of the value of life, it is time to end the ongoing Palestinian terror against Israel,” he said.