Hillel Neuer: “What I think the Secretary-General is doing, what he did yesterday and today — he’s trying to have it both ways. In his press statement today, he said he’s shocked, because he quoted from his speech yesterday where he said that the Palestinian grievances do not justify terrorism.
But at the same time yesterday, he did say very clearly, ‘the attacks by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum.’ Can you imagine the Secretary General of the United Nations saying,‘the attacks on the World Trade Center killing 3000 people did not happen in a vacuum, Al-Qaeda has grievances, America has troops in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim lands’?
Of course, no UN Secretary-General ever said that. On the contrary, when Bin Laden was killed by the Americans at his hideout in Pakistan, then-Secretary General Ban Ki Moon applauded the action, he welcomed it, and he said that justice was delivered to al-Qaeda. So that was the moral clarity the UN could show against radical murderous Islamic terrorists like al-Qaeda.
That is exactly what the UN chief should have shown, should have said yesterday regarding Hamas, which has committed atrocities that truly shocked the conscience of mankind. They murdered men, women, and children, they raped, they tortured, they mutilated. It was unspeakable the atrocities that Hamas committed.
For the Secretary-General to say that these atrocities against innocent men, women, and children, young and old, did not happen in a vacuum in an attempt to contextualize, to justify, is inexcusable.”
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My interview with @laura_i24 @i24NEWS_EN: “For the U.N. chief Guterres to say that Hamas' mass murder, rape, mutilation & torture of more than 1300 men, women and children, young and old, ‘did not happen in a vacuum’—his attempt to contextualize and justify Hamas—is inexcusable.” pic.twitter.com/vKiZVkcnLZ
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) October 25, 2023