Greenblatt to UN: This is what you defended, this is your legacy

White House envoy castigates United Nations for refusing to condemn Hamas, points to terror group's support for Ofra shooting attack.

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Jason Greenblatt
Jason Greenblatt

White House special envoy Jason Greenblatt excoriated the United Nations on Monday for its failure to pass a resolution condemning the Hamas terror organization.

Writing on Twitter early Monday morning, Greenblatt slammed the UN for ‘defending’ the Gaza-based terror group, noting that Hamas had expressed its support for the drive-by shooting attack on Israeli civilians near Ofra, north of Jerusalem Sunday night.

Hamas hailed the attack Sunday night, calling it a ‘blessed shooting’.

"We appreciate the blessed shooting that proves that the resistance is present in the occupied West Bank despite the ongoing attempts to destroy it," Hamas said.

Hamas later called the terror attack a “heroic shooting”, claiming that the targets were “Israeli occupation soldiers”, rather than Israeli civilians.

“The West Bank is taking the initiative today to resist the occupation, and to respond to its ongoing aggressions against our people, where the heroic shooting of a group of Israeli occupation soldiers near the settlement of ‘Ofra’ in Ramallah, is an affirmation of the legitimate right of our people to resist the occupation.”

Greenblatt responded to the Hamas statement early Monday morning, condemning the United Nations after the General Assembly failed to pass a US-backed resolution against Hamas attacks on Israel.

“UN this is what you defended last week when you failed to condemn Hamas. Hamas praises yet another terror attack. You had the ability to help fight against terror. Is this what the UN wants its legacy to be?”