Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations played a video showing a Hamas terrorist attempting to behead one of his victims as he addressed the General Assembly during a debate on a ceasefire in the Gaza war.
“The man on site is a farm worker from Thailand. He is not Israeli. He is not Jewish. He was just living and trying to make a living for his family,” Erdan said as he held up a tablet with the video.
“But he was beheaded with a blunt garden tool,” Erdan said, adding that it was “terrible.”
He was speaking at the start of a two-day debate on a ceasefire for the Gaza war, which began on October 7 when Hamas invaded southern Israel, killing over 1,400 people and taking more than 224 hostages.
Erdan urged the U.N. General Assembly not to call for a ceasefire, which he said would only support the Iranian proxy group Hamas and allow it to rearm so it could launch more attacks against Israeli civilians. PLO envoy to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour. (Source: REUTERS)
“Any call for a ceasefire is not an attempt at peace. It is an attempt to tie Israel’s hands and prevent us from eliminating a major threat to our citizens,” Erdan said.
Israel in Gaza “is not at war with the Palestinians. “Israel is at war with the genocidal jihadist terrorist organization Hamas,” Erdan said, emphasizing that the Jewish state is at the forefront of a global struggle. Advertising
“Hamas’ genocidal ideology, like ISIS and al-Qaeda, is not just about the destruction of Israel. Ultimately it’s about world domination. It is about transferring the jihadist war to the soil of each of your countries,” Erdan warned.
Hamas leaders could end the war at any time by stopping rocket fire into the country, bringing back the hostages and turning themselves in, Erdan said.
“If the authors of this resolution really want peace, if they really want an immediate solution, then why don’t they demand it from Hamas?” Erdan said.
He dedicated part of his speech to the victims of the attack.
“Twenty days have passed and Israel is still counting its dead. It took weeks to collect all the bodies,” Erdan said. “Some bodies are burned like lumps of coal – it’s almost impossible to identify them.”
Ash was found in the throats of countless burned bodies, evidence that they were still alive when they were set alight, he said… The medical staff who first found the burned human remains did not initially understand what they were seeing, Erdan explained.
In one case, two spines were found “tied together with wire – one belonged to an adult and the other was the small spine of a child,” he said.
“Try to imagine how the parents felt as they and their child burned alive. “The painful screams of the love of her life were the last thing they heard,” Erdan told UNGA.
Palestinian Authority envoy Riyad Mansour
Palestinian Authority envoy Riyad Mansour dedicated part of his speech to the painful experiences of civilians in Gaza who live through the daily bombings. Hamas has claimed that around 7,000 Palestinians were killed. Israel has not provided any casualty figures, but there are indications that the deaths were due to IDF airstrikes or failed Palestinian rocket launches.
“Jenan, a little girl under the rubble, screams at the people who come to her rescue: ‘What took you so long?’ 900 Palestinian children lie under the rubble, alive or dead, wondering what is taking so long. I wonder if help is on the way,” Mansour said.
In total, about 1,600 Palestinians lie under the rubble and “no one can reach them to bury them or save them,” he said.
A ceasefire in Gaza is about saving lives, he said.
“Why doesn’t the world feel a sense of urgency to stop the killing of Palestinians in Gaza,” Mansour asked.
“Revenge is a dead end, the only way forward is justice for the Palestinians,” Mansour continued.
Mansour claimed that 3,000 children and 1,700 women had been killed in bombings in Gaza since the war began on October 7. According to the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, which is run by the terrorist organization Hamas, a total of 7,000 people were killed and around 40% of all houses were destroyed.
Israel thinks: “If you say Hamas enough times, the world won’t mind wiping entire families off the face of the earth,” Mansour said.
Israel has demanded the release of the hostages, but is taking two million people hostage in Gaza, Mansour continued.
“Why do we feel so much pain for the Israelis and so little pain for us Palestinians? What is the problem? “Do we have the wrong faith, the wrong skin color, the wrong nationality,” he asked.
“Nothing can justify the killing of a single Palestinian child,” Mansour stressed as he called on the UN General Assembly to simply “stop killing.”
Source : www.jpost.com