Israel accuses UN of trying to hush up report on October 7 mass rapes by Hamas

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks on his priorities for 2024 during a press briefing at UN headquarters on February 8 , 2024 in New York. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks on his priorities for 2024 during a press briefing at UN headquarters on February 8 , 2024 in New York. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

Foreign Minister Israel Katz says he has recalled the country’s UN ambassador for consultation over alleged UN attempts to keep quiet a report on sexual violence perpetrated by Hamas during its October 7 onslaught on southern communities.

“I ordered our ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, to return to Israel for immediate consultations regarding the attempt to keep quiet the serious UN report on the mass rapes committed by Hamas and its helpers on October 7,” Katz says in a statement.

“Despite the authority granted to him, the UN secretary general did not order the convening of the Security Council in light of the findings, in order to declare Hamas a terrorist organization and impose sanctions on its supporters,” Katz adds.

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, Katz also calls on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to recognize Hamas as a terror group.

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