Photo: Yaron Brener
Ambassador Danny Gillerman
Photo: Yaron Brener
Photo: AP
IDF tank in Nahal Oz
Photo: AP

Israel to UN: Nahal Oz terror attack 'cynical'

Israel launches official complaint letter to world body, stating: 'While Israel facilitates entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza, terrorists cynically attack those very crossing points'

WASHINGTON - Israel launched an official complaint letter on Wednesday to the United Nations, regarding the terror attack in Nahal Oz, during which two Israelis were killed. Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Danny Gillerman, sent the complaint to Secretary-General General Ban Ki-moon, and to Security Council President Jagdish Koonjul.


In the letter, Gillerman wrote: "Excellency, I write to inform you of yet another vicious Palestinian terrorist attack that resulted in the death of two Israeli civilians."


He emphasized that the two civilians were employees of the fuel terminal used to transfer food, fuel, and medical supplies to the Gaza Strip.


"Today’s attack proves once again that the terrorists in Gaza not only wish to harm Israelis; they also want to harm the civilian infrastructure that allows for any semblance of normal life in the Gaza Strip. While Israel facilitates the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip, the terrorists cynically attack those very crossing points," he added.


Hamas held responsible

He also stated that "in the past 24 hours alone, more than 127 trucks, carrying medical equipment, diapers and basic food products were transferred from Israel to the Palestinian population in Gaza, via these crossing points, while at the same time more than 50 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel, in addition to the murder of two Israelis at the fuel terminal.


"The terrorists seek to kill as many Israelis as possible and sabotage any prospect for Israeli-Palestinian coexistence, as embodied in the crossing arrangements. Israel holds Hamas fully responsible for these attacks and their consequences. The terrorists who attacked the fuel terminal today are trying to undermine any effort to achieve peace, and thereby harm the lives and welfare of the residents of Gaza as well," he wrote.


פרסום ראשון: 04.09.08, 21:47
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