Letter to the UN Security Council – will it do anything?

An admirable letter from the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, Ron Proser.

Which I doubt will do anything. I’m sure everyone agrees.The title is purely a rhetorical question.

Israeli envoy to UN urges Security Council to condemn attacks, decries lack of condemnation from Palestinian leadership.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor addresses the UN.

The recent wave of Palestinian violence against Israel is a result of Palestinian incitement, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor wrote in a letter to the UN Security Council on Friday.

Read here: Sussex Friends of Israel

The IDF struck several terrorist targets in Gaza in retaliation to the various attacks, Iron Dome missile defense batteries have been redeployed in the south, and security forces have increased their presence in affected areas.

At least two Palestinians were killed in the retaliatory strikes on the Gaza Strip, one of them a three-year-old girl, and several were injured.

“The recent wave of violence is proof the Palestinian incitement has deadly results. School books, preaching in mosques and the [Palestinian] leadership’s rhetoric all inflame hatred, ignorance and intolerance towards Israelis and Jews,” Prosor wrote.

Prosor also decried the fact the Palestinian leadership has not condemned the violent incidents.

“Two days ago, the UN Secretary-General condemned the violent Palestinian attacks, alas not even a whisper was heard from [PA President Mahmoud Abbas] and his men,” he said.

Prosor urged the UN Security Council to join the condemnation of the Palestinian violence, and concluded his letter by saying there

“will not be peace and calm in our region until we know peace and calm on our borders.”  Jerusalem Post

With more prisoners to be released this week amid larger than normal protests. These protests not only call for the cessation of prisoner releases but also for no releases unless Jonathan Pollard is released.

Protest against release of Palestinian prisoners - AFP

YNet News.

“There is no feeling of confidence on the streets. Instead of coming to his senses and bringing things to a stop, the prime minister decides to release terrorists.”

 The bereaved brother added that his brother’s killers are “not in a prison, but rather in a sanatorium. One of them earned a bachelor’s degree. There is no doubt that they will decide to release them as well.”

Photo: Motti Kimchi

There appear to be a number of news outlets reporting

United States Secretary of State John Kerry has offered Israel the release of Jonathan Pollard.

According to the report, Kerry’s offer was made as part of the discussions surrounding the upcoming planned release of 26 terrorists from Israeli jails as a “gesture” to Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas.  Israel National News

It goes on to say…

Officials in the White House later said that Obama has no immediate plans to release Pollard and that he “stands behind what he said just before his visit to Israel.”

Before his visit to Israel last March, Obama said in an interview with Channel 2 that Pollard “has been serving his time. There is a justice system that allows for periodic review and the way I as president function here is to try and make sure that I am following the basic rules of that review.”

Obama said at the time he has “no plans for releasing Jonathan Pollard immediately but what I am going to be doing is to make sure that he is accorded the same kinds of review as others. I recognize the emotions involved in this. One of the strengths of the Israeli people is that you think about your people wherever they are.”

I’ve been told by a very reliable source, that the Israeli government does not want to release murderers from gaol, but has no choice as it is a pre-requiste for receiving US aid.

The call is out too for no prisoner releases until the rockets from Gaza cease. I for one am behind that 100%

The world must laugh at Israel and think what an idiot She is. No other country would release murderers with rockets flying at them from the country these people are being returned to.

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