Israel Sends Letter of Complaint to U.N. Security Council Following Rocket Fire From Gaza into Israel

June 22, 2012

Israel sent a letter of complaint to the UN following barrages of rockets launched from the Gaza Strip hitting southern Israel in recent days.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor noted that more than 120 rockets were fired into southern Israeli communities by Hamas and other terrorists in the Gaza Strip just this week.

Addressing the responsibilities of the U.N. Security Council, Prosor said, “The Security Council — which often speaks at great length about the welfare of the people of Gaza — should finally acknowledge a simple truth: the people of Gaza will face hardship as long as Hamas uses them as human shields to fire rockets into Israeli cities."

He continued, “The Council has a duty to raise its voice about the roar of rockets that continues to come out of the Gaza Strip. Israel expects the Security Council and all responsible members of the international community to condemn these attacks, immediately and unequivocally.”

In one rocket attack near the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council on Tuesday night, one Border Policeman sustained moderate shrapnel wounds and three others were lightly wounded. Israel Air Force warplanes attacked seven terror targets in Gaza over the past two days in response to the rocket fire.

Residents of the south have been periodically forced into bomb shelters, but most schools are operating. Four Iron-Dome anti-rocket batteries have been made operational in the area, and for the first time, one of them is protecting the city of Netivot, Army Radio reported.

"The lives of one million Israeli civilians remain paralyzed," Prosor said in the letter. "The glare of each exploding rocket lights up the truth about the situation in Gaza. The only thing that Hamas is ‘reforming’ in the area are the capabilities of its rockets to reach further and further into Israel."

Read at Israel Hayom


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