For the first time in seven years, the UN Security Council has condemned terror attacks against Israeli citizens.
According to a report on Channel 10 News, the Security Council condemned on Thursday the terror attack on the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, India, as well as the attempted attack on the embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The attack in New Delhi seriously wounded Tal Yehoshua-Koren, the wife of the Defense Ministry’s attaché to India.
The Council members strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in New Delhi and Tbilisi, the report said, and reiterated that terrorism, in all its forms, is one of the greatest threats to peace and security and that any act of terrorism is a crime that cannot be justified. The statement also condemned the “violence against diplomatic and consular representatives.”
Channel 10 reported that the Council also stressed the need to prosecute the perpetrators, organizers, sponsors and supporters of acts of terrorism, and called on all nations, under their commitment to international law and to relevant resolutions of the Security Council, to cooperate with the Israeli authorities on the subject.
The condemnation was welcomed by Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, who just last week lodged a complaint with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over the terror campaign which Israel said Iran was behind.
“The breaking of the silence of the Security Council is being heard around the world - from the hospital room of wounded Tal, to every corridor of every embassy which is under the threat of Iranian terrorism,” Prosor told Channel 10. “The unequivocal condemnation of the Security Council represents a significant step in the fight against terrorism. For seven years the Council did not make its voice heard against terrorist attacks directed against Israel and its citizens. I hope that the Council will now take action to prevent such terrorist acts.”