United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Security Council have denounced the terrorist attack by a Palestinian who reportedly rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem yesterday.
UN Security Council members noted that terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, poses one of the most serious threats to global peace and security and noted the need to combat it using all available means and respecting international law.
“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Jerusalem,”
-a statement by the body released late Sunday read.
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Some Israeli officials pointed to the resolution and an upcoming peace conference in Paris as giving a tailwind to Palestinian terror, a sentiment rejected by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. Speaking from the scene of the attack Sunday, Liberman said the terrorist had only one motivation – that “we are Jews living here in the State of Israel.”
The Council also reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law, and international humanitarian law.