The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned Wednesday’s terror attack in Tel Aviv and “underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.”
The condemnation came a day after Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon sent a letter to the Council asking that they immediately condemn the terror attack. Danon’s letter was sent shortly after the Tel Aviv attack, in which two Palestinian Arab terrorists killed four Israelis.
The Security Council’s statement on Thursday is their first official condemnation of terrorism in Israel during the current wave of terror that began eight months ago.
The statement condemned “in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, Israel,” and the members of the Council “expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Israel.”
The Council’s statement today followed condemnation of the attack by a number of world leaders, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who said that “there is no justification for terrorism nor for the glorification of those who commit such heinous acts.”
Danon welcomed the condemnation, saying, “The images of carnage resulting from Palestinian terror reached the members of the Security Council. This condemnation is an important, and moral, statement.”
“We call on all the countries of the world to help end these attacks by strongly opposing the Palestinian incitement that directly leads to violent terrorism,” the Ambassador continued.