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        Security Council
13 August 2013

Original: English

Letter dated 13 August 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

Every month, the Security Council is presented with a report by the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry. I suppose that it is purely coincidental that the Special Coordinator can easily tap into sources and data about Israeli infractions, but when it comes to Palestinian crimes, the well runs dry.

One would think that a report on the Middle East would focus on the 100,000 people killed in Syria and the tens of millions of people who have taken to the streets from Benghazi to Beirut demanding freedom. Yet month after month, these reports almost exclusively address Israel and the Palestinians and even then, largely ignore Israel’s pressing security concerns.

The details of every arrest and house search are given to the Council, but it is never reported that these activities are done to prevent terrorism and save Israeli lives. As an example, the Special Coordinator has never revealed that Palestinian terror attacks grew by 50 per cent between 2011 and 2012, and that 34 attempted abductions were prevented by Israeli security forces so far in 2013. The Special Coordinator has also never reported that in 2012, Israeli men, women and children were the targets of 2,736 shootings, rockets, improvised explosive devices and other terror attacks.

Instead, the Security Council receives a lengthy report that paints a distorted picture of the situation. Most recently, on 23 July 2013, the Special Coordinator reported that:

Finally, during the reporting period, there were a number of attacks aimed at Israelis that were not reported to the Council, namely:
As you are aware, the situation in the Middle East is complicated and tenuous. The reports the Council receives every month tell only half the story and do not honestly portray the situation in the region. It is high time for the Security Council to hear reports that actually reflect the security concerns of the State of Israel.

I should be grateful if you would circulate the present letter to the members of the Security Council and have it issued as a document of the Council.

(Signed) Ron Prosor
Permanent Representative

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