Israel Accuses U.N. Chief of Backing Hamas Terror by Invoking Article 99

By Aryeh Stern

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi, File)

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has endorsed Hamas terror through his invocation of Article 99, a rarely used mechanism that allows him to prompt a United Nations call for an immediate ceasefire to the Gaza war, Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said Thursday.

“Guterres’s tenure is a danger to world peace,” Cohen stated after the secretary-general sent a letter to the Security Council under the auspices of Article 99, in which he argued that action was needed to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.

Cohen said that Guterres’s actions constitute support of the Hamas terrorist organization and an endorsement of the murder of the elderly, the abduction of babies, and the assault of women and children.

“Anyone who supports world peace must support the liberation of Gaza from Hamas,” Cohen stated.

Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Gilad Erdan said, “The U.N. needs a secretary-general who supports the war against terror and not a secretary-general who acts according to the script written by Hamas.”

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