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Israeli UN ambassador demands UN secretary-general resign after ‘shocking’ speech

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations is ripping the “horrible views” that U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres expressed at a meeting of the Security Council on Tuesday and is calling for his resignation.   

Ambassador Gilad Erdan described Guterres’ remarks as “shocking” for stating that the Oct. 7 terror attacks on Israel by Hamas “did not happen in a vacuum” and that the “Palestinian people have been subjected to 56 years of suffocating occupation.”

“The shocking speech by the @UN Secretary-General at the Security Council meeting, while rockets are being fired at all of Israel, proved conclusively, beyond any doubt, that the Secretary-General is completely disconnected from the reality in our region and that he views the massacre committed by Nazi Hamas terrorists in a distorted and immoral manner,” Erdan posted on X, formerly Twitter.

“His statement that, ‘the attacks by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum,’ expressed an understanding for terrorism and murder. It’s really unfathomabale (sic). It’s truly sad that the head of an organization that arose after the Holocaust holds such horrible views. A tragedy!” 

 

“I think that the secretary-general must resign because, from now on, every day that he’s here in this building, unless he apologizes immediately – today we called [on] him to apologize. There is no justification to the existence of this building,” Erdan continued. “This building was established to prevent atrocities. How can the secretary-general, with his words, justify in any way the terrible atrocities that happened to our civilians, innocent civilians?”

Fox News’ Ben Evansky contributed to this report.

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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