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Israel says in the UN Security Council the Hamas attacks are part of a ploy to gain political power

The Israeli ambassador to the United Nations during an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Sunday that the recent attacks by Hamas were designed to improve its political position, and called on the United Nations to “unequivocally” of the terrorist group for shooting at Rockets at Israeli civilians.

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, told the 15-member Security Council in a virtual session to discuss the worst spread of Israel, that the latest wave of violence was "premeditated by Hamas to obtain political power" at the expense of the Palestinian Authority. Palestinian violence for years.

Erdan claimed that Hamas designated a terrorist organization by the US State Department in the 1990s, is trying to escalate tensions in the West Bank after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas postponed the first parliamentary elections in more than a decade.

The terrorist group looked for another way to seize power. Tension increased in Jerusalem as a pretext for waging this war. Erdan said

The Israeli military said on Saturday that Hamas and other Palestinian factions have fired nearly 2,300 rockets from Gaza into Israel since Monday.

Erdan told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “The Lead” on May 12 that as a democracy, the government does not and cannot control the court’s decision. “Israel is a country of law, with a robust and independent judiciary,” he said again on Sunday.

Hamas also said that its rocket attack on Monday was a response from Israeli police, who responded to Palestinian rioters who, according to the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the office said plotted the riots near the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the city. On May 10 during the holy Islamic holidays. RAMADAN month.

Erdan claimed Sunday that Hamas used the place of worship as a “stockpile” for weapons.
“Do you really believe these peaceful prayers is what caused Hamas to launch this large-scale attack on the people of Israel?” the envoy said. “Israel will continue to uphold the rights of all believers to practice their religion in freedom and security, in the holy city of Jerusalem.”

CTM News

17 May 2021

Mary Hill

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