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UN's silence: Israel's Ambassador addressed the Security Council wearing yellow star

UN's silence: Israel's Ambassador addressed the Security Council wearing yellow star Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, made a statement at the UN Security Council wearing a yellow patch in the shape of a Star of David. This action was taken as a protest against the UN's attempts to cease the military operation against the HAMAS terrorist group, according to the Israeli Ambassador.

Ambassador Erdan, along with other members of the Israeli delegation, wore yellow patches with the words "NEVER AGAIN" during the UN Security Council meeting. These patches resembled the yellow stars of David that Jewish people were forced to wear during the Third Reich.

"Today, I told the Security Council that I will wear this yellow patch to remind the world of the shame of the UN's silence regarding the atrocities committed by HAMAS, similar to the Holocaust. We made a clear vow after the Holocaust: NEVER AGAIN. The ceasefire will not happen, and we will continue until HAMAS is completely eradicated, so such atrocities will never happen again," said Erdan.

He said that the Israeli delegation will continue to wear these patches until the UN Security Council condemns HAMAS's atrocities and demands the immediate release of hostages held by the terrorists.

The Ambassador also asserted that comparing the number of casualties in Israel and the Gaza Strip is as unacceptable as comparing the losses of Nazi Germany and Great Britain during World War II.


On October 27, the UN adopted a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. However, the resolution did not mention HAMAS terrorists.

The UN resolution calls for the cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip, the release of all hostages, the protection of civilians and humanitarian organizations, and the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

One hundred twenty countries voted in favor of the resolution, presented by Jordan, while only 14 voted against it, including the United States, Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Israel.

Forty five countries abstained, including Ukraine.

The document made no mention of the terrorist group HAMAS. Canada proposed adding a condemnation of militants to the resolution, a proposal that received majority support but was not adopted due to a lack of votes.

Israel's Foreign Minister, Eli Cohen, declared that the country intends to eliminate HAMAS.

"We categorically reject the repugnant call of the UN General Assembly for a ceasefire. Israel intends to eliminate HAMAS just as the world dealt with the Nazis and ISIS," he wrote on Twitter.