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UN Leader Backpedals: ‘No Concrete Evidence’ of Abduction

Perhaps the U.N. leader is trying to pretend the terror attack didn't happen; because if it did, what will the UN do?
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appears to be retracting his condemnation on Saturday of last week’s kidnapping of three Israeli teens by Arab terrorists.

In his statement at the time, Ban had spoken of his “deep concern over the trend towards violence on the ground and its attendant loss of life, including today of a child in Gaza as a result of a recent Israeli air strike.” The reference to an IAF bombing that following four missiles fired from Gaza at Israeli civilian population centers, ended with Ban’s plea that Israel and Gaza terrorists both “exercise restraint and lend urgent support for the release and safe return of the three youths.”

Thus it makes no sense that Ban’s spokesperson would follow such a statement on Tuesday night by telling journalists the U.N. has “no concrete evidence” that 19 year old Eyal Yifrach, and 16 year old Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Sha’ar were “actually” kidnapped by terrorists last Thursday as they hitchhiked home for the Sabbath from Gush Etzion.

Israeli public radio quoted Farhan Haq, the spokesperson, as saying the United Nations also does not have an independent investigative unit that could even confirm the incident.

Perhaps, however, Haq’s statement had something to do with a letter sent to the United Nations by Yisrael Beytenu MK Orly Levi-Abekasis.

“Last Thursday evening, June 12, 2014, three Israeli youths were abducted, two of them only 16 years old,” the MK wrote. “The kidnapping highlights, among other things, the breaking of all humanitarian boundaries and is a blatant violation of the rights of Israeli children to live their lives safely and without fearing for their lives.”

Since the Palestinian Authority unity government is now a member of the U.N. International Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC), which states “member states shall take all appropriate measures at the national level … in order to prevent the abduction, sale or trafficking of children for any purpose or in any form,” – and since the PUG has been celebrating the kidnapping on its television programs and its population has been passing out sweets in the street to encourage children to perpetrate similar acts in the future – this places the U.N. in an awkward position.

“The CRC provides that ‘member states must undertake to respect and to ensure respect for rules of international humanitarian law relating to the child, applying them in situations of armed conflict,” the MK pointed out in the letter.

Since Ban had already acknowledged his awareness of the teens’ abduction last Saturday, his spokesperson appears to now be doing his best to help his boss climb down from the tree. They may even be trying to pretend the incident may never have happened – because if it did, what action will have to be taken against the United Nation’s newest non-sovereign member?

About the Author: Rachel Levy is a freelance journalist who has written for Jewish publications in New York, New Jersey and Israel.


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53 Responses to “UN Leader Backpedals: ‘No Concrete Evidence’ of Abduction”

  1. Leon Kab says:

    Yo creo q lo deberían dar de baja por su pequeño cerebro

  2. HMMM WHAT¿¿¿¿WHERE¿¿¿WHO¿¿¿¿

  3. The PA is not responsible for anything here. Netanyahu bears all responsibility for Area C. And purging Hamas will not achieve a thing. except make the whole thing look like a false flag operation.

  4. “” 93% of all current wars on this planet involve Muslims = the friendly religion

  5. Lisa Herzog says:

    What an ass!! But then again, he represents the UN…

  6. The UN = useful idiots

  7. What a schmuck!!!

  8. The UN. The name alone makes my skin crawl. I pray they turn into a parking lot! Soon!

  9. Burn in hell you bastard

  10. Nancy Kachursky did you mean useless?

  11. Ken Figa says:

    Time to disband the UN. It’s over!

  12. Idiot and schmuck come to mind immediately, and the have been used. And he is a useless idiot

  13. Tony Lam says:

    Disband the UN , its useless

  14. We need to get the us out of the un and the un out of the us

  15. We need to get the us out of the un and the un out of the us

  16. Mr. Secretary, go to Hell.

  17. I hope this man gets cancer for being a living cancer

  18. Eres un idiota Ban Ki-moon

  19. Nomo Doltz says:

    Sounds like most dumbocrats.

  20. Moon is a soft,easily led, anti semtic buffoon who fits perfectly with the UN's agenda. It exists only to condemn Israel and the `jewish people.Let's start affresh with an organisation that permits real live human beings who are able to see the world in it's proper perspective.

  21. Lily Weiser says:

    are you FU@#ING kidding me!

  22. The UN has been a waste since it’s inception. We stop funding it.

  23. Maybe if you spelled correctly, people may take your comment seriously… Highly doubtful

  24. Dismiss UN!!!!! Israel should leave this corrupt and useless organization and lead other nations, who still have some honesty and clear consciousness – like Canada and may be few others!!!!!

  25. Jack Pinski says:

    Go to Syria and solve their crisis and stop BS ing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Alan Kardon says:

    I think he, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, was hit in the head by concrete.

  27. Alan Kardon says:

    I wouldn't insult idiots by putting him in their class. He is much lower.

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