Israel’s U.N. Ambassador calls the U.N.’s actions “a disgrace.” is once again being requested by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who did not retract or apologize for his remarks before the Security Council.
resignation of the chief. In response to the U.N., Gilad Erdan spoke. Early on Wednesday, the chief said he was “shocked” that some of his council remarks had been interpreted “as if I was justifying acts of terror by Hamas.” “This is not true.
The exact opposite was true, Guterres said to reporters, repeating his vehement condemnation of the “horrific and unprecedented acts of terror by Hamas in Israel on October 7.”
The secretary-general, in response, “once again distorts and twists reality,” according to Erdan, citing his Tuesday claim that the Oct. 7 atrocities “did not happen in a vacuum.” Everyone is aware, the Israeli envoy argued, that the speaker meant for Israel to be held accountable for Hamas’ activities or, at the absolute least, that he was aware of the “background” to the killing.
U.N. Anyone who heard the secretary-general speak in the council on Tuesday and earlier on Wednesday is aware of his position, which is that “there is no justification for… the horrifying and abhorrent acts of terrorism committed by Hamas on the seventh of October,” according to spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
According to Dujarric, Guterres adheres to his original position and “is not going to respond to one member state’s call to step down.”