Israel’s representative to the UN Danny Danon clashed with the Palestinian representative to the UN Riyad Mansour on Monday.
At the start of his speech, Danon said, “the ongoing incitement and the glorification of terror in the Palestinian Authority is directly responsible for the murder of innocent Israelis.” Danon criticized the Security Council which has yet to condemn the ongoing Arab terror wave in Israel, which since last September.
“Since the Council isn’t asking the hard questions, I will ask,” said Danon, turning to the Palestinian representative to the UN Riyad Mansour.
“Are you prepared to condemn at this moment the terror against innocent Israelis?,” Danon asked Mansour.
After Mansour refused, Danon said, “shame on you! Instead of condemning terror you glorify it.” Mansour shouted back, “shame on you for killing Palestinian children!”
The council president then called Danon to order, but the Israeli Ambassador turned to Mansour again and said, “you cannot say it here. Palestinian children are looking at you right now.”
“‘I condemn all acts of terrorism’: one sentence you cannot say. Shame on you for that,” he pressed on.
Mansour refused to condemn terror and instead responded with simple abuse, saying, “let my people be free! Shame on you! Shame on you! Shame on you! You are an occupier.”
Danon then continued his speech, presenting the Security Council with the story of Dafna Meir who was murdered at the entrance to her home by a 15-year-old Arab terrorist in front of three of her children.
Meir struggled with the terrorist and thereby prevented him from stabbing her children to death as well. The terrorist admitted who carried out the attack admitted that he was influenced by the incitement against Jews on Palestinian TV and social networks.
“Today Natan and Ranana Meir sit here behind me, in the Council,” Danon said. “The culture of hate and Palestinian brainwashing is responsible for the murder of too many Israelis, and it is directly guilty in the murder of Dafna Meir.”
Source: Arutz Sheva