Amb. Erdan at the UN
Amb. Erdan at the UNIsrael mission to the UN

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan condemned UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland over Wennesland's response to the deadly terrorist shooting attack in Binyamin in which four Israeli civilians were murdered today (Tuesday).

"Deeply alarmed by the continuing cycle of violence & appalled by the continued loss of civilian lives. I strongly condemn today’s shooting attack by a Palestinian perpetrator(s) in the occupied West Bank which resulted in the killing of four Israelis," Wennesland wrote on Twitter, adding: "I urge all sides to refrain from steps that could further enflame an already volatile situation."

Erdan wrote in response: "The UN’s empty condemnations mean nothing. The UN’s representatives make immoral and false comparisons between a democracy neutralizing terrorists posing imminent threats and vicious terrorists targeting innocent civilians. Calling it a “cycle of violence” only gives a green light for the terrorists to continue."

"The UN does not demand accountability from Abu Mazen, who refuses to even condemn the murders, while he continues to pay salaries to terrorists and allow sick celebrations on his streets. This Palestinian behavior cannot be tolerated," the Israeli ambassador added.

"My heart aches hearing the news of 4 innocent Israelis murdered by despicable Palestinian terrorists. I send my condolences to the families of the victims," Erdan said.