Last Sunday, UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon published an article in the newspaper The New York Times, in which he called Israeli criticism «unreasonable and unacceptable» and continued to insist on its position regarding the settlement policy of Israel, called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a «justification of terrorism».
In this column titled «Israel, don’t shoot the messenger!» the UN Secretary General reiterated that he considers the Palestinian terror as «resistance to the Israeli occupation», and once again called to freeze construction in the West Bank, which is in the eyes of most countries of the world «illegal and illegitimate».
«Criticism of the UN and attack on me, linked to the territory. However, when a sincere concern short-sighted and immoral policies originate from multiple sources, including close friends of Israel, it is unwise to stop all their mouths,» says ban Ki-moon.
Further, the UN Secretary General claims that have always defended and will defend the right of Israel to exist, noting at the same time that the Israelis and Palestinians and the world community should finally understand and accept the obvious: the current status-quo is not sustainable, and the occupation regime are destroying the present and future of both Israelis and Palestinians.
Recall that the current controversy has developed regarding the approved by the Israeli government of a plan to build 150 housing units in Judea and Samaria and the related «expropriation» of Palestinian land.