At a UN Security Council meeting on the Israel-Hamas conflict, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appeared to try to explain the motivation for the Hamas terror group’s attacks on Israel.
This has prompted Israel to protest. It’s crucial to acknowledge that Hamas’s actions weren’t spontaneous, according to Guterres. “A suffocating occupation has lasted 56 years for the Palestinian people. They have witnessed violence and settlements slowly encroaching on their territory, crippling their economy, uprooting their population, and demolishing their houses.
Their expectations of a political response to their predicament have been dwindling.
“The grievances of the Palestinian people cannot justify the abhorrent attacks by Hamas,” Guterres continued. And those horrifying assaults cannot justify punishing the Palestinian people collectively. Gilad Erdan, the representative of Israel to the UN, describes Guterres’s statements as “shocking,” “horrible,” and “totally detached from the reality of our region.”
Erdan claims that “his remarks… constitute a justification for terrorism and murder.” “It’s sad that the leader of an organization founded after the Holocaust holds such views.”