On Tuesday, a U.N. delegation led by secretary General Ban Ki-moon met with Israel’s leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
At the visit, Netanyahu showed the Secretary evidence of the Hamas rockets that have been raining down from Gaza for the past few weeks.
The Prime Minister also showed detailed photos of the locations in Gaza where Hamas had dug tunnels inside a kindergarten and near a school.
When showing the maps and the tunnels, Netanyahu explained:
“The international community has pressed us to give cement to Gaza to build schools, hospitals and homes. And now we see what has happened to those deliveries of cement. They have not been used to build kindergartens but to build a tunnel that penetrates our territory so that Hamas can blow up our kindergartens and murder our children.”
Netanyahu also gave an impromptu address to a group described by the Prime Minister’s Twitter page as “ambassadors.” In the brief statement, the Prime Minister delivered a clear warning to the rest of the world about radical Islam.
“I ask not only for your support, I ask for your moral stance. I ask you to support Israel’s right to defend itself, and not to sanctify the idea that these terrorists can attack a beleaguered democracy, can rocket our cities, can target millions of our people, can hide among their civilians, and get away with it. Because if they can, you’re next.”
“And what message does it send? To Al-Queda, to Boko-Haram, to Hezbollah, to ISIS, what does it send? What kind of message does it send? What kind of moral message does it send?” he asked emphatically. “When Israel is being condemned for doing what any democracy would legitimately do to defend itself.”
“I ask you to stand with Israel because it is right. Because it is our right to defend ourselves and it is our right to exercise that right.”
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