A Genuine Desire for Justice?

A past meeting of the UN Security Council

The Security Council in session. (UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz, file)

On Thursday the UN Security Council condemned the Tel Aviv terrorist attack in the strongest terms:

“The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations
constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,”

Surprisingly, this was the first time during the current wave of attacks in Israel that the Security Council had issued such a condemnation.

Indeed, the attack has drawn widespread condemnation, except from Palestinians. The President of the PA was careful not to criticise the attack directly, instead claiming repeated: ‘rejection of all operations targeting civilians regardless of their identity and irrespective of the justifications’ - apparently an attempt to deflect criticism towards Israeli operations.

Other people broke out in celebrations in the streets of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem. In Ramallah, Tulkarm, Qalqilya, Jenin and other cities, people danced in the streets, set off fireworks and handed out treats while praising the attacks.

Later in the UN statement, 'The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.'

If the UN really want to bring the financiers and sponsors of these acts of terrorism to justice, there is much evidence available as to their identity.