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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

  53. Edwin Herry says:

    Why no response. BS. Drop the bombs on Hamas homes.

  54. Dave Bergen says:

    UN is a bunch of idiots, they struggle with the most basic moral issues. There has to be justice or it will escalate.

  55. Who cares what the UN thinks do what you have to do Israel

  56. Shut up Ban Ki-moon and enjoy the World Cup you ****!

  57. UN? The biggest antisemite organization in the world…go to the he’ll Ban Ki Moon

  58. Esmyl, Israel is land given to the Israelites by God read the oOld Testament of the Bible

  59. SHOT YOUR FKING AS DEVILLL NAZISSS MURDERSS SUPPORTER ! I WISH THOSE MURDERSS WILL MURDERSS YOUR DEVILL TRASH FAMILY AND WHO EVER HATE JESUS AND ISRAEL WILL BE CURSE IN GOD NAME AMEN !!

  60. The UN has worn out its usefulness. It’s full of Jew haters and communists. Who care what they have to say?

  61. Shut your evil mouth you enemy of Israel.

  62. Kiss my ash UN. Usa stands with Israel. Gods land.

  63. Matt Porter says:

    Yes; and next time someone gets caught for murder, let’s just let them go free and say “just don’t do it again”. That’s a great way to run things……

  64. Action time netanyahu enough diplomacy

  65. What if it was one of your own sons?

  66. It seems diplomacy is being forced on one side

  67. Kim Sloan says:

    The UN are Muslims!

  68. Timmy Boone says:

    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.

  69. 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.

  70. Here’s my response: **** the UN.

  71. Kim Sloan says:

    Esmyl is a Muslim they don’t recognize jews or christians. They perpetuate violence and hate!

  72. Mona Frank says:

    Big shots, not their kids who were murdered by terrorists for nothing….they are never there to support Israel, never…why don’t you all at the UN mind your own businesses as usual..

  73. Obama, UN, EU, all they said? Jews, do nothing, when they are killing your children, all in all, they are only a Jews …

  74. Right. It’s attitudes like this that allow people to get away with murder – literally

  75. Hey, UN dumbass! What would you do if they were your boys?

  76. And nations to commit genocide and all other types of atrocities. Haba l’hargecha – hashkem v’hargo. It’s the only way.

  77. Kim Sloan says:

    The U.N. recognizes the PLO/Abbas now Hamas as a U.N. nation! Doesn’t that tell you they are Terrorists themselves! You must be born yesterday if you don’t know this, or just completely uninformed! “As of 27 September 2013, 134 (69.4%) of the 193 member states of the United Nations have recognised the State of Palestine.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Palestine

  78. Maybe he should tell Hamas not to make matters worse. Maybe the Gazans and Fatah.

  79. Why didn’t they say anything the day the boys were kidnapped?!!

  80. UN horrible pro Muslim countries

    .

  81. Roman Druker says:

    I wonder what he would say if it were his son?

  82. Has the UN actually ever done anything useful? The institution is becoming more and more Arab influenced. Time for it to be disbanded.

  83. Pull your HEAD in ! Israel needs to PURGE THEM OUT OF THE HOLY LAND NOW TAKE IT !

  84. Response should be swift and unrelenting, ruthless and cause major havoc among the muslims.

  85. To hell with this idiot

  86. He should shut his ignorant mouth!! The UN is a useless entity!

  87. 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.

  88. Isreal should kill them all show there strength and will to not let these muslim bullies push them around like Obama does . end Hamas and all that come at you with hate.

  89. there probably singing there Happy song lalalalalalala i would love to rip there tongue OUT OF THERE HEADS !!!!!!!!

  90. 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.

  91. That was Politically Correct! What did we expect when Most of the UN is made up of Islamists and Liberals! Now I know why Liberals believe in Evolution, Almost All of it’s Members are still in the Slime phase!

  92. Oh really? Israel is just supposed to ignore this? Well I don’t think so. Did you even condemn the kidnappings?

  93. Don‘t ask helping from UN, but of G-D.

  94. Tell the UN to kiss my Jewish a–!

  95. What could be worse than killing children???

  96. Get the UN out of here. They are a joke.

  97. f…..k the un and kerry are they going to those poor kids that can not dv for them self ..go all out israel you have the hole of white souht africa standing with you in all matter.s ..destroy hamas once and for all

  98. What did the UN do to save the life’s of these boys, Ban Ki-Moon? Nothing! **** you!

  99. Oh my unbelievable

  100. And if they were your children Mr Moon what would you do?

  101. And if they were your children Mr Moon what would you do?

  102. Anton why only the whole of “white” S Afica?

  103. What nerve! He is not a good person, never has been. He needs to be silent. He knows nothing. We do not need the U.N.

  104. What nerve! He is not a good person, never has been. He needs to be silent. He knows nothing. We do not need the U.N.

  105. I’m liberal Donald and resent the comparison .

  106. David Saul says:

    Die passively like the good ol days – sums up the UN policy re Jews and Israel!

  107. Judith Dowla says:

    Israel already suggested this before the U.N. mentioned it.

  108. Judith Dowla says:

    Israel already suggested this before the U.N. mentioned it.

  109. Sally Penso says:

    Stick it up your ass

  110. Sally Penso says:

    Stick it up your ass

  111. This is how the UN Chief solve the problems?. refraining, Mr Ki-moon, retire and go to home.

  112. Why doesn’t the UN take a hike! They are a bunch of anti semitic people who would like to see Israel wioped off the map. We can only rely on Hashem and ourselves!

  113. Why doesn’t the UN take a hike! They are a bunch of anti semitic people who would like to see Israel wioped off the map. We can only rely on Hashem and ourselves!

  114. Joe Mangena says:

    It gave birth to you, today that they call you to order then they useless….

  115. Jerry Rogers says:

    You notice how this ******* is NOT telling the palestinians to hand over those two murderer’s,right? Disgusting.

  116. 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?

  117. Since when does rhe UN care about us Jews.

  118. Lisa Kamins says:

    hmmm time to shut down the UN, it is a worthless anti-Semetic institution

  119. 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

  120. Remember when they said not to bomb the train tracks leading to Auschwitz because it would “make matters worse”?

  121. Remember when they said not to bomb the train tracks leading to Auschwitz because it would “make matters worse”?

  122. Maybe he should say something to the Palestinians who hurl rocks at the IDF and then complain when they get killed. Were they trying to do any less to the soldiers?

  123. Maybe he should say something to the Palestinians who hurl rocks at the IDF and then complain when they get killed. Were they trying to do any less to the soldiers?

  124. United Nothing’s…..

  125. United Nothing’s…..

  126. Gave birth to me??? I live in the USA

  127. This still makes me wonder what the hell the mighty UN really is? Is it a division of the Obama Administration lately, or is that visa versa?

  128. This still makes me wonder what the hell the mighty UN really is? Is it a division of the Obama Administration lately, or is that visa versa?

  129. Lilia Ursos says:

    You have no right. Leave Israel alone. period….

  130. Israel, you are a sovereign nation, and you have the right to protect yourselves. Do whatever you have to do. Justice must be done.

  131. Jesse Lane says:

    The UN refuse to condemn the abduction of the three boys, but will intervene when Israel responds. They owe Isreal millions of dollar in electricity, cut it off.

  132. He’s got his head in the sand!

  133. He’s got his head in the sand!

  134. Th UN encourages killing Jews.

  135. Gary Myers says:

    he is sick. . .

  136. Gary Myers says:

    he is sick. . .

  137. I know what my response would be…!!

  138. 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…

  139. 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…

  140. 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

  141. 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

  142. Brad Cruise says:

    infidels well the carrot was dangled

  143. **** the UN It’s run by muslims and bleeding hearts :( and the likes of the muslim Obama

  144. Lani Pinay says:

    my god, be fair mister un chief…

  145. This is when I say to the UN go **** yourself

  146. This is when I say to the UN go **** yourself

  147. Geela Gordon says:

    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.

  148. Very easy to talk UN… Lets see this happening to one of your kids And then talk as much as You want!

  149. Stan Graham says:

    He’s either a idiot or an anti-Semite.

  150. No one respects UN (Un Natural)!!!

  151. 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.

  152. Jim Haran says:

    Dont listen to the U N that’s why there is so much trouble in the world

  153. Neil Halsall says:

    anyone who thinks Israel ill ‘sit on its hands’ is a fool. They WILL take action and who can condemn them> not me.

  154. Anita Foster says:

    You’re right….and “escalate the violence”…I still say NEVER AGAIN

  155. United *******s of the world

  156. UN Chief Ban Ki-moon IF YOUR GIRLS WOULD GET KIDNAPED AND GET KILLED WHAT WOULD YOU DO ?

  157. I am praying so hard for peace now, and to negotiate a permanent solution of peace forever, to stop the cycle of violence forever. mourning and saying Kaddish for the murdered Israeli young men. Shalom! -f

  158. Bonnie Elske says:

    Israel WILL respond to this ”Heinous” crime UN make NO mistake so stay out of it !

  159. How much worse does he think worse is the idiot

  160. members of UN , you will never know what can happen to your kids! be aware! They hate you too!

  161. Mili Cohen says:

    Have to say I agree in these circumstances.

  162. Judi Fradkin says:

    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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