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UN Security Council Condemns Attacks on Israeli Diplomats

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UN Security Council Condemns Attacks on Israeli Diplomats

Last week, terrorists targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia. Yesterday, the United Nations Security Council released a press statement condemning the attacks and the Israeli Ministry for Foreign Affairs distributed the following:

Today the UN Security Council issued a press statement, which unanimously condemned recent terrorist attacks targeting Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia. This marks the first time that the Council has issued a condemnation of terrorism targeting Israelis since 2005.

Israel's UN Ambassador Ron Prosor said, "Today the unanimous voice of the Security Council can be heard around the world – from the halls of every embassy that faces Iranian terror to the hospital room of Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua, who is still recovering from her injuries. Tal can rest this evening knowing that her friends in the diplomatic community have joined together – from New York to New Delhi – to send a clear message against terror and stand in solidarity with her."

He added, "After seven years of silence, the Council has finally spoken against the terrorism that the Israeli people face every day."

In the statement, the Council emphasized the importance of prosecuting those who carried out, organized, funded and supported these acts of terrorism. It calls on all nations to cooperate actively with the Israeli Government to bring those responsible for the attacks to justice.

The statement followed a letter that Ambassador Prosor sent to the Security Council last week, which called on the body to condemn the attacks "immediately and unequivocally". He urged the Council to send a strong message to Iran and Hezbollah – the parties directly responsible for the recent campaign of attacks.

Date: 2/24/2012
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