Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, has written a poignant analysis of the failed US-sponsored resolution to condemn Hamas. The vote failed, says Danon, because of “procedural maneuverings on the part of many morally bankrupt countries that failed to affirm what is self-evident – Hamas is a terrorist organization whose actions deserve unequivocal condemnation.”
It is naturally disturbing for Jews to read how the world fails them, yet again at the UN and in general. But one part of Danon’s piece, which appeared in the Jerusalem Post, is beyond disturbing:
“Since 2001, Hamas has launched more than 13,000 rockets into Israeli population centers; that’s nearly three rockets per day for 17 years. As its rockets fall on homes and schools in Israel, Hamas terrorists use Palestinian civilians – including children – as human shields when carrying out attacks against our soldiers. Instead of building a better life for the Palestinians, Hamas aims to destroy the lives of Israelis.
“It is clear why the United States, Israel, the European Union, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and a handful of other countries have designated Hamas a terrorist organization. The question remains: why have more countries, and particularly the UN, not followed suit?”
Our blood cries out from the ground for justice.