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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Ban Ki-Moon, the secretary-general  of the United Nations, spoke out against the murder of the three kidnapped Israeli boys on Tuesday, July 1.

In a statement released by his spokesperson, Ki-Moon condemned the murders, saying there is “no justification for the deliberate killing of civilians.”

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Like President Obama, Ki-Moon said he hopes “Israeli and Palestinian Authorities will work together to bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice,” and that he also “extends his deepest sympathy to the families of the victims.”

Calling those responsible for the abduction and murders “enemies of peace,” the UN secretary-general did not place the blame on anyone or any group, instead saying that the goal of the perpetrators was to be divisive and create distrust, thereby causing the conflict to widen.

Unlike both U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and even President Barack Obama, Ki-Moon declined to include any personalizing of the tragedy. Both Kerry and Obama mentioned their ability to empathize with the families because both are fathers.

As with both the U.S president and secretary of state, the head of the U.N. included an exhortation for “all parties” to “refrain from any actions” that could further make the current tense situation even worse.

Too late.

Israel can sit on its hands and not do its best to root out the center core of the terrorist leadership, in which case other terrorists will be emboldened by the lack of consequences. Or, Israel can act on its desire to root out the terrorism (as it has done by targeting terror sites in Gaza), in which case the world will condemn the Jewish State for contributing to the “cycle of violence.”

Here is the statement issued on behalf of the UN secretary-general:

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the murder of the three Israeli teenagers abducted on 12 June in the West Bank. There can be no justification for the deliberate killing of civilians. He hopes Israeli and Palestinian authorities will work together to bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice, and extends his deepest sympathy to the families of the victims.

The Secretary-General believes this heinous act by enemies of peace aims to further entrench division and distrust and to widen the conflict. It must not be allowed to succeed. He calls on all parties to abide by their obligations under international law and to refrain from any actions that could further escalate this highly tense situation.

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180 COMMENTS

  1. Where was the U. N. when these young men were kidnapped? Were they running their mouths then? Israel did not instigate this but they fairly warned Hamas what would happen if those boys were harmed. Leave Israel alone. Atleast they defend their own. God bless Israel.

  2. Bloody Chinese Ban ki Mun,,son of slut,,i cudnt undrstud so far that y this UN and other piggie Orgnisations against Jews and Hindus,,in India whenever we catch a terrorist or kills them or does encounter,,,all the Piglets start grunting together.,, u Palestein and All muslim nations,,, God bless Jews and Hindus

  3. bet he wouldnt say that if it were his sons that were killed as for the yutz in office here in the us waste of skin may these boys rest in peace and the sobs that did this get a hundread fold back f what theseboyswent through

  4. The UN is nothing more than the same League of Nations that failed totally to prevent the last world war. It just has a catchier new name, and it is still just as impotent. They have no power to stop violence on the world stage. The whole thing is a ridiculous and long lived fiasco and bloody joke upon the face of the earth.

  5. Give ’em Hell, Bibi! Talk the talk and walk the walk.. Don’t be like Harry Truman who said— ‘I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell’ in Look, Apr. 3, 1956. Bombing empty buildings, fields and infrastructure in Gaza is a lame and grossly inadequate response.

  6. if i were israels prime minister i would drive hamas and the rest of that murdering scum out of israel once and for all i would care what the united nothing said.i bet if some jews did this to some arab teens.the un would be for boycotting israel and who knows what else.god himself gave israel to the jews its their land and always will be israel is forever.

  7. Oh! The head of the useless ninnies has spoken, one who denied that these lads had even been kidnapped! Forget anything that comes out of this pit of hell called the UN because it’s only anti Semetic drivel. Israel knows that Justice must be done and it’s up to her how she goes about doing this. The Arabs have brought the blood of those innocent young men on their own heads and the GOD of Israel will avenge for this brutal and cowardly act.

  8. Huh? israel lost three beloved youngs! are u encouraging the savages or acting like nothing happen they need to get a response quickly. we know that UN never stand peace and equality of all nation specially for Semetic so who give a for ur nonesense thought?

  9. Israel is always being told not to respond to senseless murders ….rockets ….terror…..this Pathetic excuse for the UN has lost touch with reality long ago and has no credibility or right whatsoever to dictate or offer any opinion as to how Israel should take care of it’s own business

  10. The UN is useless…Where was ANYTHING from them when these boys were kidnapped??? This ball-less head of the Useless UN should send his children to live with the ” peace- loving” Hamas camel dung…Israel..Ignore this Anti-Semetic, cowardly, Do Nothing UN…Bomb the out of them…

  11. The UN is useless…Where was ANYTHING from them when these boys were kidnapped??? This ball-less head of the Useless UN should send his children to live with the ” peace- loving” Hamas camel dung…Israel..Ignore this Anti-Semetic, cowardly, Do Nothing UN…Bomb the out of them…

  12. I saw these UN people when I was in Israel..They had to be bribed to stay in Lebanon when there were problems..They have uniforms and cars that say UN…No one gives a damn about them. We here in the USA should shut this building down, fumigate it and let Donald Trump renovate and sell..Make money NY

  13. I saw these UN people when I was in Israel..They had to be bribed to stay in Lebanon when there were problems..They have uniforms and cars that say UN…No one gives a damn about them. We here in the USA should shut this building down, fumigate it and let Donald Trump renovate and sell..Make money NY

  14. What a joke the un is!the people in the un are heartless,the un you should be ashamed of themselves for not believing the mothers of these boys were kidnapped or a mothers plea for help.israel has very right to defend its self and you should support Israel in this matter, you wouldn’t.t to happen to your children.

  15. The UN have no right to meddle in this situation. They even accused the kidnapping as being a fake instead of believing it – they should have been telling the abductors to return the boys immediately. No one came forward to help with the search of the missing teens. They have a lot to answer for. They gave these haters plenty of rope to do whatever they want. Time they started acting as they should. Israel wants PEACE in the worst possible way – we all do.

  16. Tear down the UN. Americans pay the bulk for this monstrosity. We could replace it with a shopping center or recreational center for New Yorkers, this anti American ant Israel organization should cease to exist. It has no purpose. Bank I monkey should go to North Korea.

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