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HASAs the conflict between Israel and Hamas enters its ninth month this Friday, the Israeli army can be added to the UN's “list of shame” on the rights of youngsters in battle. A call welcomed by the Palestinians however castigated by Israel, even when Hamas should additionally be a part of it.

At the request of the Security Council, the UN Secretary General publishes annually a report which lists violations of youngsters's rights in round twenty battle zones around the globe and lists in annex these liable for these violations, which embrace youngsters. killed and mutilated, recruitment, kidnapping or sexual violence.

The publication of this “list of shame” is scheduled for June 18, however Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan took everybody abruptly on Friday by asserting that he had been notified, by Antonio Guterres' chief of employees, of the addition of the Israeli military.

A call poorly obtained by Israel

“I am deeply shocked and disgusted by this shameful decision of the Secretary General,” we see Gilad Erdan saying on the telephone in a video broadcast on his X account (previously Twitter). “It is an immoral decision that aids terrorism and rewards Hamas […] Shame on him! », Adds the ambassador who has regularly attacked Antonio Guterres and the UN in general in recent months.

Today, the UN has added itself to the blacklist of HistoryBenjamin Netanyahu

“Today, the UN has added itself to the blacklist of History by joining those who support the murderers of Hamas,” added Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli armed forces are “the most moral army in the world and no crazy UN decision will change that.”

Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour, however, welcomed the addition of Israel. This “will not bring back the tens of thousands of our children killed by Israel over several decades,” however “it is an important step in the right direction to end the double standards and the culture of impunity that has benefited Israel for too long,” he commented on X.

Antonio Guterres' spokesperson confirmed the phone dialog between the chief of employees and the Israeli ambassador. It was a “courtesy call”, reserved for nations “newly listed” within the report, stated Stéphane Dujarric, deeming the recording and broadcast of the video “shocking and unacceptable”.