U.N. Ambassadors Visit Ashkelon

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The house of 58-year-old Moshe Agadi, who was killed from shrapnel wounds after his house was hit directly by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip earlier this week. (Tomer Shunem Halevi/Flash90)

Israel’s ambassador to the U.N., Danny Danon, took a delegation of ambassadors from the international body on Tuesday to see for themselves the effects of Gaza terror attacks on the city of Ashkelon.

The ambassadors were taken to the home of Moshe Agadi, Hy”d, who was killed by a rocket that hit his home directly, and later visited the Arlozorov school that was also hit by a Hamas rocket.

Danon said, “We arrived in Ashkelon to offer strength to the residents of the south and to show the world what Hamas aggression looks like. The time has come for the Security Council to designate Hamas as a terrorist organization, one that commits double war crimes and exploits the people of Gaza as human shields. This will be the next measure we bring to the U.N.”

“We are here to learn more about the damage and the humanitarian situation on the ground. We are all very concerned and hope for de-escalation. We also express our hope for political dialogue that will bring about peace,” said Latvia’s ambassador, Andrejs Pildegovics.

The mayor of Ashkelon, Tomer Glam, said: “The city has suffered a severe blow from this latest escalation. This is a reality that is unacceptable and unlivable.”