Lebanon at UN refuses to condemn attacks on Israel

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Lebanon blocked the U.N. Security Council on Friday from condemning a series of terrorist attacks in Israel.

The United States had circulated a draft press statement to the Security Council that would have condemned the attacks by gunmen who crossed into southern Israel from Egypt on Thursday and killed eight Israelis. Israel blamed an armed Palestinian group from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and launched retaliatory airstrikes.

During a closed council meeting, diplomats said Lebanon refused to sign on to the statement, which requires the support of all 15 council nations.

The U.S. deputy ambassador, Rosemary DiCarlo, told reporters afterward that the statement used “standard language on terrorist acts,” which the council has adopted many times.

“We think the council needs to speak out on this issue,” she said. “We find it regrettable that because of one delegation we couldn’t issue that in a timely way.”

Israeli U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor called the Security Council’s actions “outrageous,” calling it a “sad reminder that the United Nations is too often deaf and blind when it comes to acts of terror committed against the people of Israel.”

Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian U.N. observer, told reporters he sent a letter to the Security Council Friday saying 10 Palestinians had been killed in the retaliatory Israeli action, including two children. In addition, he said, “a large number of civilians have been injured and an electrical generator was destroyed,” plunging Gaza into darkness during the holy month of Ramadan.

“Of course we condemn the killing of innocent civilians regardless of where they are,” he said.

Mansour said the Palestinians wanted the council to condemn the Israeli attacks in Gaza in the last 24 hours and request an immediate halt.

“It is very unfortunate that the Security Council was unable to reach a common understanding in a balanced way to condemn the killing of all innocent civilians, including those in the Gaza Strip, and to call for the immediate cessation of the intensification of attacks against our people in Gaza,” he said.

During the council meeting, Mansour said the issue of Palestinian protests over recent stepped up Israeli settlement-building was raised, especially in East Jerusalem which the Palestinians want as their capital.

“It is unfortunate … that there was no acceptance of any reaction with regard to the settlement activities,” he said.

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70 responses to “Lebanon at UN refuses to condemn attacks on Israel”

  1. master09 Avatar

    The Palestinians start something and the world says nothing, Isreal Fart and the world wants them all dead. I am not saying I support any of the two or for the actions, but come on that is why peace will never happen . 

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Bean-counting once again … by the ‘body-count’ men … and even reports of ‘two-for-one’ threats for future … place your bets …

    2. your kidding right???? The IDF gets away with daily acts of aggression against unarmed civilians who are simply grouped into what is known as “collective punishment”!!!!!!

      Stop whining, all sides are guilty of one violent act or another.

      You also have to understand the unfortunate reality that the permanent members (aka largest weapons exporters) of the UN council do not want peace in the middle east.

      1. master09 Avatar

        Dude I never kid,…. what you have to understand is that the ARABS don’t give a rats ass about peace or the so called Palestinians.
        Whining what do you think I am saying read between the lines dude peace in the Middle east will never happen, not because of the west  or the so called arms crap, this is bigger than what is read in the news. The Arabs DON’T want peace.
        If we all love the Palestinians so much and want to help them why do the Arabs not give Aid including Iran.

        We think the council needs to speak out on this issue,” she said. “We find it regrettable that because of one delegation we couldn’t issue that in a timely way.”

        ONE DELEGATION READ BETWEEN THE LINES. 

        It is the ARABS who are the main problem.
         
        The Palestinian Authority has announced that it is facing a severe financial crisis, largely due to the failure of Arab countries to fulfill their promises to help the Palestinians.
        Because of the failure of the Arab countries to provide financial aid to the Palestinians, the Palestinian Authority is almost entirely dependent on US and EU contributions
        Even the Jews used to give them money till last year when they joined HAMAS they said no. 850 million a year it was.

        The Arab world’s attitude toward the Palestinian Authority in particular, and the Palestinians in general. should not surprise anyone who has been following Palestinian-Arab relations.
        Most of the Arab countries, especially the oil-rich Gulf states, stopped giving the Palestinians money after the PLO supported Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in the early 1990s.
        Until then, the Arabs, including Kuwait, used to give the PLO billions of dollars a year. The Palestinians have since been paying the price of the mistake the PLO made when it embraced Saddam Hussein and congratulated him on the “liberation” of Kuwait.
        After the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, many Arab countries promised to resume financial aid to the Palestinians at the request of the Americans and Europeans.
        Almost every Arab summit that has been held since then has approved hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinians. But the Arabs have since failed to fulfill their promises, leaving the Palestinians entirely dependent on American and European donations.
        I’m not WHINNING ITS ABOUT THE  ARABS, NOTHING TO DO WITH WEAPONS.

        1. Beiruti Avatar

          I agree with you, don’t forget that the Palestinians used to make up 37% of the Kuwaiti population. The Arabs use the Palestinians as an excuse but they don’t really want to be involved with the excuse.

        2. YOU MAKE A LOT OF GOOD POINTS BUT WHEN YOU SAID  YOU NEVER KID YOU WERE ONLY KIDDING.LOL

        3. YOU MAKE A LOT OF GOOD POINTS BUT WHEN YOU SAID  YOU NEVER KID YOU WERE ONLY KIDDING.LOL

      2. master09 Avatar

        Your kidding rite you sit in AUssie land and read paper and listen to grumpy old men and you know everything ,it’s more than weapons that was 20 years ago today it is the STOCK MARKET ,GOLD AND OIL. A government can make trillions on a falling market, but they give the weapons away to the ARABS to kill each other. Why the collective punishment….. ALL SIDES ARE GUILTY of one act or another.YES or no, think about why some things are done…………

      3. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Weapon-makers only sell if someone buys.

  2.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    The Palestinians start something and the world says nothing, Isreal Fart and the world wants them all dead. I am not saying I support any of the two or for the actions, but come on that is why peace will never happen . 

    1.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      Bean-counting once again …

    2.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      your kidding right???? The IDF gets away with daily acts of aggression against unarmed civilians who are simply grouped into what is known as “collective punishment”!!!!!!

      Stop whining, all sides are guilty of one violent act or another.

      You also have to understand the unfortunate reality that the permanent members (aka largest weapons exporters) of the UN council do not want peace in the middle east.

      1.  Avatar
        Anonymous

        Dude I never kid,…. what you have to understand is that the ARABS don’t give a rats ass about peace or the so called Palestinians.
        Whining what do you think I am saying read between the lines dude peace in the Middle east will never happen, not because of the west  or the so called arms crap, this is bigger than what is read in the news. The Arabs DON’T want peace.
        If we all love the Palestinians so much and want to help them why do the Arabs not give Aid including Iran.

        We think the council needs to speak out on this issue,” she said. “We find it regrettable that because of one delegation we couldn’t issue that in a timely way.”

        ONE DELEGATION READ BETWEEN THE LINES. 

        It is the ARABS who are the main problem.
         
        The Palestinian Authority has announced that it is facing a severe financial crisis, largely due to the failure of Arab countries to fulfill their promises to help the Palestinians.
        Because of the failure of the Arab countries to provide financial aid to the Palestinians, the Palestinian Authority is almost entirely dependent on US and EU contributions
        Even the Jews used to give them money till last year when they joined HAMAS they said no. 850 million a year it was.

        The Arab world’s attitude toward the Palestinian Authority in particular, and the Palestinians in general. should not surprise anyone who has been following Palestinian-Arab relations.
        Most of the Arab countries, especially the oil-rich Gulf states, stopped giving the Palestinians money after the PLO supported Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in the early 1990s.
        Until then, the Arabs, including Kuwait, used to give the PLO billions of dollars a year. The Palestinians have since been paying the price of the mistake the PLO made when it embraced Saddam Hussein and congratulated him on the “liberation” of Kuwait.
        After the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, many Arab countries promised to resume financial aid to the Palestinians at the request of the Americans and Europeans.
        Almost every Arab summit that has been held since then has approved hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinians. But the Arabs have since failed to fulfill their promises, leaving the Palestinians entirely dependent on American and European donations.
        I’m not WHINNING ITS ABOUT THE  ARABS, NOTHING TO DO WITH WEAPONS.

        1.  Avatar
          Anonymous

          I agree with you, don’t forget that the Palestinians used to make up 37% of the Kuwaiti population. The Arabs use the Palestinians as an excuse but they don’t really want to be involved with the excuse.

        2. YOU MAKE A LOT OF GOOD POINTS BUT WHEN YOU SAID  YOU NEVER KID YOU WERE ONLY KIDDING.LOL

      2.  Avatar
        Anonymous

        Your kidding rite ,why the collective punishment….. ALL SIDES ARE GUILTY of one act or another.YES or no, think about why some things are done

      3.  Avatar
        Anonymous

        Weapon-makers only sell if someone buys.

  3. Lebahezboran voted no…go figure

  4. Lebahezboran voted no…go figure

  5. 7akibalash Avatar
    7akibalash

    nothing new, filasteezis start mayham and then cry like crazy when they are answered. shame on lebanon for not being responsible enough to conduct its duties in the security council with honor. instead, lebanon/hizbilkharastan is lining itself with the terrorists.

  6.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    nothing new, filasteezis start mayham and then cry like crazy when they are answered. shame on lebanon for not being responsible enough to conduct its duties in the security council with honor. instead, lebanon/hizbilkharastan is lining itself with the terrorists.

  7.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    nothing new, filasteezis start mayham and then cry like crazy when they are answered. shame on lebanon for not being responsible enough to conduct its duties in the security council with honor. instead, lebanon/hizbilkharastan is lining itself with the terrorists.

  8. Beiruti Avatar

    America expects everyone to condemn an action committed against Israel. Yet when it comes to West Bank settlements America vetoes, vetoes and vetoes some more. Dont involve Lebanon in such garbage like this, we have no time for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we have our own conflicts within, leave us alone. Lebanon suffered from both states more than either of them suffered from each other. 100,000 Lebanese dead due to the Palestinians, 30,000 Lebanese dead to the Israelis, leave us alone. This time the Palestinians started it, but once again Israel retaliates in Gaza despite the fact it happened in Sinai so far 14 Palestinians killed. 

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Yes, the Americans are often wrong as well … although they have tried to have the ‘hold’ on the stupid ‘settlements’ continue and recognize the immorality of those, they fail to use ‘abstention’ or  ‘veto-rights’ effectively.
       But then, as we see, many countries seem to be like that.
      The UN is not about morality, however … it is only about ‘dialogue’. Sometimes there’s a consensus.

    2. shankarees Avatar
      shankarees

      I don’t bother with what happens to the Palestinian/Israeli situation.  It is none of my business; however, I regret the loss of life anywhere and on any side, other than terrorists who blow themselves up — I am for freedom of choice (if you want to die, die but don’t kill anyone with you).  Palestinians lost all rights after they killed my hometown people and disowned me of everything I had in Lebanon making me leave it forever. 

      Hamas fired a rocket at Israel and got what they deserve. Hezbollah did the same in 2006 and kidnapped an Israeli soldier. If I were an Israeli, I wouldn’t expect my government to turn the other cheek. What goes around, comes around.

    3. Fine.Since your so busy with your own Iranian installed government by coup, withdraw from the UNSC chair,it’s only a temp position anyways…The world dont need Iran’s opinion

      1. Beiruti Avatar

        Clearly you are an obvious “guest”, if you’ve seen my comments on this site you would’ve learned i am not a supporter of Iran, look at my previous comments and learn. For now you are a guest so stop judging people. How would you like it if i never seen a post of you before except one and already made an assumption about you, if you read my comment clearly i thoroughly condemned both sides the Israelis and Palestinians.

  9.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    America expects everyone to condemn an action committed against Israel. Yet when it comes to West Bank settlements America vetoes, vetoes and vetoes some more. Dont involve Lebanon in such garbage like this, we have no time for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we have our own conflicts within, leave us alone. Lebanon suffered from both states more than either of them suffered from each other. 100,000 Lebanese dead due to the Palestinians, 30,000 Lebanese dead to the Israelis, leave us alone. This time the Palestinians started it, but once again Israel retaliates in Gaza despite the fact it happened in Sinai so far 14 Palestinians killed. 

    1.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      Yes, the Americans are often wrong as well … although they have tried to have the ‘hold’ on the stupid ‘settlements’ continue and recognize the immorality of those, they fail to use ‘abstention’ or  ‘veto-rights’ effectively.
       But then, as we see, many countries seem to be like that.
      The UN is not about morality, however … it is only about ‘dialogue’. Sometimes there’s a consensus.

    2.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      I don’t bother with what happens to the Palestinian/Israeli situation.  It is none of my business; however, I regret the loss of life anywhere and on any side, other than terrorists who blow themselves up — I am for freedom of choice (if you want to die, die but don’t kill anyone with you).  Palestinians lost all rights after they killed my hometown people and disowned me of everything I had in Lebanon making me leave it forever. 

    3. Fine.Since your so busy with your own Iranian installed government by coup, withdraw from the UNSC chair,it’s only a temp position anyways…The world dont need Iran’s opinion

      1.  Avatar
        Anonymous

        Clearly you are an obvious “guest”, if you’ve seen my comments on this site you would’ve learned i am not a supporter of Iran, look at my previous comments and learn. For now you are a guest so stop judging people. How would you like it if i never seen a post of you before except one and already made an assumption about you, if you read my comment clearly i thoroughly condemned both sides the Israelis and Palestinians.

    4. Fine.Since your so busy with your own Iranian installed government by coup, withdraw from the UNSC chair,it’s only a temp position anyways…The world dont need Iran’s opinion

  10. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Seems Lebanon got itself noticed … and Gassan might like to run this one from BBC under the Africa today section … Re: Misery in the Middle east … rather damming at the end.
    “Forced to work as a “slave maid” for wealthy families in Lebanon for 15 years, Abeline Baholiarisoa – a 59-year-old woman from Madagascar – finally achieved her freedom in March.”

  11.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    Seems Lebanon got itself noticed … and Gassan might like to run this one from BBC Middle East today … Re: Misery in the Middle east … rather damming at the end.
    “Forced to work as a “slave maid” for wealthy families in Lebanon for 15 years, Abeline Baholiarisoa – a 59-year-old woman from Madagascar – finally achieved her freedom in March.”

  12. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
    Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    So Lebanon thinks that DELIBERATELY murdering civilians is okay as long as they’re Israelis.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Well … certainly not all Lebanese think that …

    2. i certainly dont, i value israeli civilian blood as  much as the civilians blood  in qana and bint jbeil

    3. dabshaleem Avatar
      dabshaleem

      Isreal deliberatley killing Lebanese’ OK You think ?

      1. dabshaleem Avatar
        dabshaleem

        Zaioniste 

        1. dabshaleem Avatar
          dabshaleem

          Kilear

        2. dabshaleem Avatar
          dabshaleem

          Obrigato

        3. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          Geezzz Dab … I hope you’re not one of those recent ‘Flood The Sites’ guys from Syria …

        4. daba daba do! welcome back leo.

      2. master09 Avatar

        Why did that  happen give us a wider picture why did some Lebanese die from Isreal hands.???
        I have an open mind for all sides but facts only please, non of this zionist crap all Arabs talk about.
        THANKS to you.

        1. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
          Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

          See answer above, wiseguy/

        2. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
          Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

          See answer above, wiseguy/

      3. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
        Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

         No. Do not put words in my mouth. Just ADMIT that what your country’s delegation did at the UN was WRONG. That is the main problem with the Middle East’s culture these days. No one can admit wrongdoing. I admit that my country was reckless in Lebanon in 2006. We had a rubbish DM and COS in charge at the time. But we have NEVER targeted civilians.

        1. The circle of violence is unaceptable from both Isreal and Hamas, HA… We cannot solve anything with violence… History teach us;  does who use violence to gain political credibility will fall…  So lets focus on dialogue with those who wants peace and deserve to live in peace from the south of lebanon to the north of ISreal.  I believe enemies of the past can and should become friends to built a region that should compete with europe and  america….

        2. master09 Avatar

          Some people who have a brain know that Isreal need to protect its self   ,because the gutless like HA who hide behind thier own people and put weapons in these families homes. Isreal has every rite to protect themselves and the people and fight these clowns who will do what they do.
          But not sure what you mean by see answer above wiseguy/ .
           

        3. 2160John Avatar

          Why would it be wrong. 6 civilians died, may they RIP. What about the Palestinian deaths?? Why don’t we condemn Israel for it. Or the siege of Gaza. I know you believe spilled Jewish blood is much more sacred and can’t even be compared to Arab blood but the situation doesn’t deserve condemnation.

          Afterall, the attacks came from Sinai and many were Egyptians. Hamas didn’t even claim responsibility. And let’s say they did; Israel doesn’t even see Hamas as the legitimate ruler of Gaza even though they won the democratic elections. How can you condemn an “illegitimate” group if you don’t even admit they should be taking responsibility for their little piece of land? That’s a contradiction in itself.

      4. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
        Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

         No. Do not put words in my mouth. Just ADMIT that what your country’s delegation did at the UN was WRONG. That is the main problem with the Middle East’s culture these days. No one can admit wrongdoing. I admit that my country was reckless in Lebanon in 2006. We had a rubbish DM and COS in charge at the time. But we have NEVER targeted civilians.

        1. master09 Avatar

          Some people who have a brain know that Isreal need to protect its self   ,because the gutless like HA who hide behind thier own people and put weapons in these families homes. Isreal has every rite to protect themselves and the people and fight these clowns who will do what they do.
          But not sure what you mean by see answer above wiseguy/ .
           

  13. So Lebanon thinks that DELIBERATELY murdering civilians is okay as long as they’re Israelis.

    1.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      Well … certainly not all Lebanese think that …

    2. i certainly dont, i value israeli civilian blood as  much as the civilians blood  in qana and bint jbeil

    3.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      Isreal deliberatley killing Lebanese’ OK You think ?

      1.  Avatar
        Anonymous

        Zaioniste 

        1.  Avatar
          Anonymous

          Kilear

        2.  Avatar
          Anonymous

          Obrigato

        3.  Avatar
          Anonymous

          Obrigato

        4.  Avatar
          Anonymous

          Geezzz Dab … I hope you’re not one of those recent ‘Flood The Sites’ guys from Syria …

        5.  Avatar
          Anonymous

          Geezzz Dab … I hope you’re not one of those recent ‘Flood The Sites’ guys from Syria …

        6. daba daba do! welcome back leo.

      2.  Avatar
        Anonymous

        Why did that  happen give us a wider picture why did some Lebanese die from Isreal.???

        1. See answer above, wiseguy/

      3.  No. Do not put words in my mouth. Just ADMIT that what your country’s delegation did at the UN was WRONG. That is the main problem with the Middle East’s culture these days. No one can admit wrongdoing. I admit that my country was reckless in Lebanon in 2006. We had a rubbish DM and COS in charge at the time. But we have NEVER targeted civilians.

        1. The circle of violence is unaceptable from both Isreal and Hamas, HA… We cannot solve anything with violence… History teach us;  does who use violence to gain political credibility will fall…  So lets focus on dialogue with those who wants peace and deserve to live in peace from the south of lebanon to the north of ISreal.  I believe enemies of the past can and should become friends to built a region that should compete with europe and  america….

        2.  Avatar
          Anonymous

          Some people who have a brain know that Isreal need to protect its self   ,because the gutless like HA who hide behind thier own people and put weapons in these families homes. Isreal has every rite to protect themselves and the people and fight these clowns who will do what they do.
          But not sure what you mean by see answer above wiseguy/ .
           

        3.  Avatar
          Anonymous

          Why would it be wrong. 6 civilians died, may they RIP. What about the Palestinian deaths?? Why don’t we condemn Israel for it. Or the siege of Gaza. I know you believe spilled Jewish blood is much more sacred and can’t even be compared to Arab blood but the situation doesn’t deserve condemnation.

          Afterall, the attacks came from Sinai and many were Egyptians. Hamas didn’t even claim responsibility. And let’s say they did; Israel doesn’t even see Hamas as the legitimate ruler of Gaza even though they won the democratic elections. How can you condemn an “illegitimate” group if you don’t even admit they should be taking responsibility for their little piece of land? That’s a contradiction in itself.

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