Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon has sent a sharp letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, demanding that he condemn the Hamas terrorist organization.
The call comes after Israel this week uncovered a massive terror attack tunnel leading from Gaza into sovereign Israeli territory, and after a Hamas terrorist conducted a bus bombing in Jerusalem on Monday leaving 15 victims wounded, in the first bus bombing of the current Arab terror wave.
"The UN must call Hamas by name and condemn the murderous terror visiting upon the state of Israel," wrote Danon in his letter.
Noting on how Hamas has been siphoning off humanitarian goods to build terror tunnels and construct rockets, he continued, "the terror tunnel was not built overnight."
"The leadership of Hamas has openly declared their intention to use all means standing at their disposal to conduct lethal attacks against Israel."
Danon pointed out that the UN Security Council has yet to condemn the newly discovered tunnel, or the bus bombing in Jerusalem.
"The UM must condemn the murderous terror of Hamas," he wrote, adding that by ignoring the Hamas threats the UN is harming Israelis and Palestinians alike.