Ahead of today’s Security Council meeting, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon called on the Council to condemn the murder of Hallel Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl stabbed to death in her bed by a Palestinian terrorist.
The ambassador made a connection between Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' claim in the European Parliament this week that Rabbis had ordered 'settlers' to poison Palestinian wells, and the murder of Hallel-Yaffa Ariel in the Judea town of Kiryat Arba this morning (Thursday).
“There is a direct line between Mahmoud Abbas’ words of incitement in the European Parliament to the ghastly murder of Hallel Ariel,” said Ambassador Danon. “I call on the Security Council to condemn this horrific murder and to put an end to the rampant Palestinian incitement,” said Ambassador Danon.
Ambassador Danon further called on those who applauded the Palestinian Chairman in the European Parliament to reflect upon their actions: “Applause for Abu Mazen’s speech of incitement legitimizes the detestable murderers who killed Hallel while she slept in her bed.”