Ban Ki-Moon with Saudi King Abdullah: Yes, master
Ban Ki-Moon, tool of the largest voting bloc in the UN, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, does his masters’ bidding. “UN chief calls for immediate halt of violence in Gaza, southern Israel,” from Xinhua, December 27 (thanks to Pamela):
UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) — U.N. Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called for an immediate halt to the violence in Gaza and southern Israel, condemning excessive use of force leading to civilian casualties and ongoing rocket attacks by militants.
In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Ban said that he is “deeply alarmed” by the heavy violence and bloodshed in Gaza, and the continuation of violence in southern Israel, and called for “an immediate halt to all violence.”
While recognizing Israel’s security concerns regarding the continued firing of rockets from Gaza [No, he doesn’t — RS], the UN chief firmly reiterated Israel’s obligation to uphold international humanitarian and human rights law, and condemned excessive use of force leading to the killing and injuring of civilians.
Here again we see that the UN remains completely indifferent to the daily rocket barrages that Israeli civilians have had to endure, but any self-defense action by Israel is immediately deemed “excessive.”
“He condemns the ongoing rocket attacks by Palestinian militants and is deeply distressed that repeated calls on Hamas for these attacks to end have gone unheeded,” the statement added.
He is “distressed,” but doesn’t seem to think anyone should do anything about it.
“The secretary-general reiterates his previous calls for humanitarian supplies to be allowed into Gaza to aid the distressed civilian population,” the statement said. “He is making immediate contact with regional and international leaders, including Quartet principals, in an effort to bring a swift end to the violence.”…
As if humanitarian aid supplies have not been allowed in: