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Israel Complains to UN Over Rocket Fire

Israel has submitted another complaint to the UN Security Council – not the first – over the deadly rocket fire aimed at its citizens.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 6/25/2012, 9:40 PM

Examining Qassam rocket damage
Examining Qassam rocket damage
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Israel has submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations Security Council – not the first – over the deadly rocket fire aimed at its civilians by Gaza.

The complaint condemned the incessant barrage of short and medium-range missiles launched by Palestinian Authority terrorists from the Hamas-ruled territory over the past week.

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor wrote in his letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that one million civilians are living under the risk of being harmed daily in the rocket attacks.

He warned the international body that inaction by the Security Council could exacerbate the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, rather than advance peace.

Ironically, Ban had noted that "Too many people are dying, in too many places,” in a statement made to the Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict earlier in the day. “Sometimes they are caught in the crossfire; frequently they are targeted.”

However, Ban had cited Afghanistan, Cote D'Ivoire, and Syria as examples of situations in which the international community “must do more to protect women and children in particular... more to save innocent lives.”

Rocket fire aimed at southern Israeli communities by terrorists in Gaza was not mentioned.