UN spokesman blasts Erdan for ‘shocking’ decision to release video of call informing him Israel on ‘list of shame’

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan speaks during a Security Council meeting on a resolution that would have recognized the Palestinians as a full UN member state, at United Nations headquarters, April 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan speaks during a Security Council meeting on a resolution that would have recognized the Palestinians as a full UN member state, at United Nations headquarters, April 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

A spokesperson for the United Nations blasts the “unacceptable” decision by Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan to release a recording of him being formally informed of the decision to include Israel on a so-called list of shame.

Stéphane Dujarric tells The New York Times that the release of the video was “shocking and unacceptable and something I’ve never seen in my 25 years serving this organization.”

“The call was a courtesy afforded to countries that are newly listed,” Dujarric tells the newspaper, “to give countries heads up and avoid leaks.”

Israel, along with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror groups, has been added to the “list of shame,” which is attached to an annual report released by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s office that documents alleged rights violations against children in armed conflict.

The move sparked outrage in Jerusalem.

Erdan has a history of stunts and gimmicks at the UN.

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