In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the Security Council, Ambassador Danny Danon calls on them to condemn the Palestinian representative for his antisemitic remarks and accusing Israel of harvesting the organs of deceased Palestinians.
Since the last time I wrote to you, the wave of terror targeting Israelis has continued to spread throughout the nation. October was a bloody month for Israel, with 58 stabbing attacks, 5 shootings and 6 vehicular attacks which led to the death of 11 Israelis and to 145 injured – 18 of them seriously. A complete list of the attacks is attached in the appendix to this letter.
Sadly, it seems that November does not bring happier tidings – only two days ago a Palestinian terrorist went on a stabbing spree in Rishon Lezion, seriously injuring two Israelis, including an 80-year-old woman. At the same time, a 70-year-old man was stabbed by a Palestinian youth in the city of Netanya and was critically wounded.
I said it before and I’ll say it again – the root cause of these attacks is incitement. These stabbing sprees are a direct result of the inflammatory rhetoric used by Palestinian Authority officials.
The most recent example of Palestinian incitement against Israel is the letter sent by the Palestinian Representative to the United Nations, dated 3 November 2015, in which he accuses Israel of harvesting the organs of deceased Palestinians. This is a despicable accusation that draws on vicious antisemitic blood libels from the past.
It is outrageous that the Palestinians abuse the United Nations to demonize and delegitimize Israel.