UN 'shocked' over Hamas applauding Israel terror attack

Saturday, June 11, 2016
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Hamas leader Ismail HaniyehUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon claimed that he was “shocked” after learning that Hamas celebrated the jihadist attack killing four Israeli civilians and injuring more than a dozen — even though the militant Islamic group has been internationally recognized as a terrorist organization for some time.

American Center for Law and Justice Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow says the U.N.’s posturing on the attack comes of little surprise.

“The international community, once again, revealed its hypocrisy in the aftermath of the latest terrorist attacks in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market,” Sekulow insisted. “How did U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon respond to this? Certainly, since he often condemns Israel for ‘excessive force’ on the world’s stage for defending itself against terrorist attacks, you would think he would condemn Hamas since its very charter calls for the absolute destruction of Israel and Jewish people around the world, right? Wrong.”

Ban Ki-moon’s following statement left the pro-Israel legal expert greatly disturbed.

“[T]here is no justification for terrorism, nor for the glorification of those who commit such heinous acts,” the U.N. secretary general stated. “[I am] shocked that the leaders of Hamas have chosen to welcome this attack and some have chosen to celebrate it … [T]he Palestinian leadership [must] live up to their responsibility to stand firmly against violence and the incitement that fuels it.”

Inexcusable

Sekulow elaborated on his condemnation of Ki-moon’s response.

“’Shocked?’ The Secretary-General of the U.N. is ‘shocked’ that a terrorist group whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel — and which has a long history of jihadist violence against Israel — would applaud jihadist terror attacks on Israeli civilians,” the Christian leader contended. “It’s utterly absurd. It’s infuriating.”

The head of ACLJ stood in disbelief of the world leader’s attempt to address the issue.

“Could he be any more naïve or ignorant?” Sekulow continued. “The Palestinian itself issued a carefully worded statement rejecting any operations that target civilians without even mentioning the Tel Aviv terrorist attack. There were fireworks and celebrations in Hebron — the region the terrorist attackers are reportedly from.”

Sekulow says that the U.N. head has been predisposed in the past to side with the Hamas-led Palestinians.

“But this can’t be surprising when international leaders like Ban Ki-moon show such willful ignorance — even going so far as to say, ‘It is human nature to react to occupation,’” he added.

Hamas-driven … little doubt about it

Many reports, including ones issued by Israeli media, have pointed to Hamas as being behind the Islamic terrorist attack — with two of the terrorists reportedly having family ties to the terrorist organization.

After the terrorist act on Israeli soil, Hamas lauded the perpetrators.

“[The attack was] heroic — a message from children of the resistance to leaders of the occupation,” Hamas expressed in a statement regarding the Tel Aviv shooting.

Hamas’ leader then said that the latest attack was one of many to come, as the Islamic holy month known as Ramadan gets underway — which is often marked with acts of terrorism taking place in the Holy Land.

“[This is] the first surprise in store for the Zionist enemy during Ramadan,” the head of Hamas expressed in a statement.

According to the militant Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Israel got what it deserves as the so-called “oppressors” in its ongoing conflict with the Palestinians.

“[The attacks were a] natural response to the violations of an Israeli occupation,” the Islamic PLO declared in a statement about the deadly Tel Aviv attack.

End the madness

Sekulow stressed how the U.N.’s Ki-moon has continued to lift up the Palestinians in their conflict with Israel, while virtually ignoring the cries of Israel, which recently questioned him for not addressing other attacks that took place in weeks past.

“Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu rightfully called him out for seemingly defending a recent string of stabbing and shooting attacks carried out against innocent Israeli civilians by Palestinian terrorists,” the ACLJ attorney informed. “Enough is enough. This double standard cannot and must not go on any further.”

Sekulow used the U.N.’s latest refusal to rightfully deal with Hamas to further justify his commitment to fight the current politically correct nationwide movement sweeping across America that seeks to villainize Israel in their conflict with the Palestinians.

“This is why I spoke at the United Nations last week against the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, whose goal is to delegitimize and destroy the State of Israel,” the conservative leader emphasized. “It’s the same goal as the terrorists.  Both must be condemned on the world stage.”

The ACLJ has already collected more than, 140,000 signatures for its “Defend Israel from Anti-Israel Attacks” online petition to keep the Palestinians from continuing to get away with murder.

The top lawyer for ACLJ argues that the first step in ending Hama’s illegal and horrific attacks against Israel is being taken by pushing Ki-moon to acknowledge the atrocities committed by Hamas.

“This is why we have mobilized our offices in Jerusalem, on Capitol Hill and around the world to send a legal letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon informing him of Hamas’ charter and history of terrorism — urging him that the only proper course of action he can and should take is to strongly condemn these terrorist attacks, strongly condemn Hamas and stand with Israel,” Sekulow concluded.

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