Danon: A historic opportunity to condemn Hamas

Israel's UN ambassador: Any country that votes against condemning Hamas should not turn to the UN when it is victimized by terrorism.

Yoni Kempinski, Miami,

Ambassador Danny Danon at the IAC Conference
Ambassador Danny Danon at the IAC Conference
Photo: IAC

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, participated in the IAC conference in Miami on Saturday night and held an interview with Channel 10 journalist Gil Tamari, which focused on Israel's activities at the United Nations.

In light of the American proposal to condemn Hamas in the General Assembly, Ambassador Danon said that "any country that votes against the proposal and does not condemn Hamas should not turn to the UN when it is victimized by terrorism. There is a historic opportunity here, and we expect the countries of the world to join together in as one front against Hamas' terrorism."

"We are talking to ambassadors from all over the world," Danon continued, "and explaining to them the importance of their support. We have created a broad consensus on Hamas at the UN, which has been a success for us. "

A vote on the US resolution is expected on Thursday. All 28 EU countries agreed to support the measure after the United States included a mention of relevant UN resolutions in the text that does not, however, refer to "the two-state solution."

Last week, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh wrote directly to UN General Assembly president Maria Fernanda Spinosa, in response to the US and Israel's efforts against Hamas in the UN.

In his letter, Haniyeh claimed he is "following up with great anger and condemnation the ongoing and miserable efforts by the United States of America, not only by adopting the Israeli narrative of the conflict, but also by providing all the necessary material and moral support for the Israeli occupation to continue its aggression against our people and deprive them of their basic rights of freedom, independence and self-determination."

He further claimed that Hamas would "greatly count on the members of the UN General Assembly [to] stand by international legitimacy in support for the right of peoples to defend themselves and thwart these aggressive American endeavors."

Haniyeh then stressed the need for "hard work to thwart the American efforts to condemn the resistance" at the UN.


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