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        Security Council
11 November 2014

Original: English

Identical letters dated 11 November 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council

I write to draw your attention to the most recent acts of terrorism targeting Israeli civilians. Yesterday, an Israel Defense Forces soldier was stabbed and killed outside a Tel Aviv bus station. Hours later, a young woman was murdered and two others were injured in a separate stabbing attack south of Jerusalem.

In the past two and a half weeks, the Israeli people have seen a severe escalation in terrorist attacks, with six killed and dozens injured in five separate attacks. The Security Council has yet to condemn any of these incidents. I remind the Council that, in addition to the personal tragedy, every terrorist act can have far-reaching consequences.

This is exactly what the Palestinian leadership has in mind. Every day it is adding fuel to the fire by glorifying terrorists and celebrating attacks. Cartoons appeared on President Abbas's Fatah party's official Facebook pages. One cartoon urges people to “Hit the gas at 199 [km/h] for Al-Aqsa”. The second, “The National Liberation Movement — Fatah”, shows a car trying to ram into three fleeing Jews.

Complacency breeds catastrophe and the international community has been nothing but complacent as Israelis are targeted by terrorists day after day. I urge the Council to condemn the recent terrorist attacks and denounce the rise in Palestinian incitement.

I should be grateful if you would have this letter distributed as a document of the Security Council.

(Signed) Ron Prosor
Permanent Representative

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