It is the obligation of the United Nations to issue a condemnation of the recent barrage of rockets at southern Israel, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, said on Thursday in a strongly worded complaint letter to the UN secretary general and the Security Council.
Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired more than 30 rockets and mortars into the South on Monday, causing damage to a residential building. Most of the shells landed in open areas; no injuries were reported. However, one of the rockets landed in a petting zoo in the Eshkol region, killing two goats and injuring nine others.
Five rockets struck Israel on Tuesday and two more on Wednesday night, causing no damage or injuries.
Prosor pointed out that, last week, the Security Council issued a swift condemnation of Syrian mortar fire at Turkey that killed five Turkish civilians. “Even 37 rockets fired last over three days could not awaken the Security Council from its slumber,” the ambassador said. “The Israeli public expects a condemnation by the Security Council of the firing of rockets at Israel, as well as a condemnation of Syrian fire at a country in our region.
“Hamas took full responsibility for these terrorist attacks,” Prosor continued. “What more evidence does the international community require to condemn the organization?”
Prosor ended by stating that “Israel will continue to exercise its right to self-defense and will take all necessary measures to protect its citizens.”