In the wake of a spate of recent terror attacks culminating in the death of Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld on Tuesday, Israeli ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, sent a strongly worded letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, demanding his condemnation.
"In the last two weeks, since the beginning of Ramadan, there has been a dramatic increase of attacks against Israelis. Almost every day we are witnessing shooting or stabbing incidents. These terror attacks are part of an intensifying trend of global terrorism," Prosor wrote.
"Only a few days ago I vehemently condemned the terrorist incidents in France, Tunisia and Kuwait. You called for those responsible to be prosecuted and said these brutal attacks reinforce the UN's commitment to fight against murder and the destruction of human culture. We join your call and look forward to a similar condemnation against the attacks in Israel."
"Terror is terror, regardless of where it's erupting," Prosor said pointedly. "Israeli citizens deserve the same concern and empathy you demonstrate to the rest of the world."
Placing blame for the attacks squarely on the Palestinians, Prosor asserted, "These attacks are a direct result of incitement by the Palestinian Authority in its media and school systems."
"Even after all these violent incidents, the Palestinian leadership is silent and refuses to condemn the murder of innocent people."
Prosor concluded by calling on Ban as well as the UN Security Council to immediately condemn the recent terrorist attacks as well as urge the Palestinian Authority to denounce these latest attacks and terrorism in general.