Kofi Annan finally issued a statement about the attack on Israel by palestinian terrorists. He apparently got a case of the vapors over it.
The Secretary-General is alarmed about the recent events in Gaza and Israel, and is following developments closely. He is concerned about the attack that took place yesterday, when Palestinian militants tunneled from Gaza into Israel, and killed two Israeli soldiers and took another hostage. He calls for the safe and immediate release of the captured soldier.
The Secretary-General urges all parties to exercise restraint at this grave moment, and to take all possible steps to avoid further escalation and bloodshed.
Let’s compare this statement with the one that Kofi made about the targeted assasination that went awry last week:
The Secretary-General deeply deplores the killing of three children and the injury of other bystanders in an attempted Israeli targeted killing of alleged militants in Gaza on 20 June. The Secretary-General calls on Israel to respect international law and to ensure that its actions are proportionate and do not put civilians at grave risk. The Secretary-General sends his condolences to the families of the dead and injured.
The Secretary-General is fully cognizant of Israel’s legitimate security concerns in light of continuing rocket fire, which endangers Israeli civilians, and calls on the Palestinian Authority to do all in its power to halt such actions.
Some difference, hm? No condolences sent to the families of the Israeli soldiers killed, no forceful statement demanding the return of the kidnapped soldier and the halting of all further attacks on Israeli territory, no calls for the terrorists to adhere to international law (as IF).
But no, there is no bias against Israel at the UN. None at all.