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UN Chief: Boys’ Murder ‘Heinous,’ But Warns Against Response

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."

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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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.”

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.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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180 Responses to “UN Chief: Boys’ Murder ‘Heinous,’ But Warns Against Response”

  1. Tell the UN to mind its own business and not worry about what Israel does:

  2. Hey UN- Suck it………

  3. ASS go tell syria, iraq, iran, and ISIS to refrain!

  4. Adam Green says:

    Wanki moon can chew a turd

  5. U.N. is the definition of ignorant, biased, anti Semitic schmucks. To hell with them!

  6. The UN should prepare for refugees pouring into Jordan.

  7. UN warns against actions against Palestinians! Thank you UN again for understanding, maybe this is the time to mention building I the settlements again!!!

  8. Send his children to Hamas

  9. We shouldn’t get upset–somebody could kill our children and leave them in a field. And who would want that. Someone needs to slap his eyes round.

  10. Jared Reeves says:

    What alot of CRAP drivel ….!!!

  11. Probably still doesn’t believe it was Hamas. What goes around comes around.

  12. Stop all funding to occupied Israel

  13. Joe Land says:

    Uh, reality here! Quit looking through rose colored glasses. Wow…

  14. He can go to hell with his Useless Nations!

  15. stupid response so anti-semtic…what is the point put yourself in their shoes

  16. the un can go to helll toooo if i was you un you better leave israel alone or your asses will be next God our lord Jesus Christ will have no mercy on you eigther

  17. Brian Levine says:

    Translation: its open season on Jews!

  18. Joann Eddy says:

    YES THE UN NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF ISRAELS BUSINESS

  19. Kim Sloan says:

    The UN is a terrorist organization!

  20. I think it might be a bit too late for worrying about the response.

  21. 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.

  22. they want Israel to do nothing. .but when its the other way around,its okey.

  23. Do you believe these Boys were kidnapped now ? Just because the UN is a do nothing organization don’t expect Israel to ignore this attack on their citizens. Let Israel take care of themselves, they don’t need your 2 cents, useless much.

  24. so the murdering Muslims should not face any punishment If it were Jews killing Muslims the UN would be called into session to condemn and Threaten Israel

  25. Michael Mark says:

    The UN-that’s a group of ignorant individuals-who are they talking to? We have more brains in our finger then the collective group of ignorant and clueless individuals!

  26. Dean Hulsey says:

    Sew his ass mouth off. ..

  27. What could be worse about Israel killing terrorist? Send them to hell Bibi.

  28. screw the UN !! kill 100 of theirs for 1 of ours !!!

  29. Who is this ignoramus, bugger off mate !

  30. tell the UN too go kiss it , how many times do the jewish people have to turn the other cheek????????? and they can kiss mine as well

  31. Ben II says:

    the UN can go to hell.

  32. Dani Katz says:

    Bankrupt Moon at it again, saying nothing, doing even less, no wonder he gets on so well with Obama.

  33. Welllll….looks to me that ‘matters are past “worse”. Butt out UN

  34. James Capers says:

    Ban Ki Moon is a fool who is afraid of Islam radicals. Ban Ban!

  35. 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

  36. I hope Israel bombs the daylights out of those terrorists

  37. The UN hates all Jews and if they could get away with it they would continue with the final solution ! Go to hell UN and sheik Obama as it’s time for justice

  38. Cat Smith says:

    Screw him. how would
    he feel if it was his son?

  39. **** the un scum it’s time to defund the un and kick them out of America

  40. The UN is financing PA. Just ask them about restraint in case their own sons would be abducted and massacred.

  41. Shut up you stupid moron and watch hamas get obliterated! They have been asking for it!

  42. Go to ****ing hell!

  43. UN is a joke! They have no authority !! Why don’t they go to Iraq?

  44. Shula Conley says:

    I wonder how he would feel if it had been his son?

  45. Sherri Smith says:

    Of course, the terrorists that killed these young men are listening.

  46. Shula Conley says:

    Absolutely agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Len Minowitz says:

    More Jibber Jabber from this ASS the head of Un-united Nations. The do nothing right organization that has to leave New York!!

  48. 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

  49. Abolish that phony organization

  50. The U.N. has repeatedly proved its irrelevance and evil intentions. It should now SHUT UP

  51. Mithu Nath says:

    UN Sucks…Its Parochial & Biased…

  52. Mike Landin says:

    I can’t stand the UN they enemies of the USA and ISREAL

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