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Israel’s UN envoy: ‘PA is Israel’s enemy’

January 7, 2023 at 11:58 am

Ambassador of Israel Gilad Erdan [Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images]

Gilad Erdan, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN), on Friday described the Palestinian Authority (PA) as Israel’s “enemy” and the PA’s ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, as a “representative of an enemy.”

Speaking to Israeli Public Broadcaster Kan, Erdan declared that the PA is “our enemy” and Mansour: “Is the representative of an enemy that pays terrorists, that incites, that leads to the murder of innocent civilians.”

On Twitter, Erdan wrote: “The PA caused the killing of two innocent Israelis and the PA is currently considered Israel’s enemy.”

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He claimed that Mansour had attacked him during the UN Security Council’s meeting, which was held to discuss the desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir.

During the UN Security Council’s meeting, Mansour questioned: “Which red line should Israel violate to have the UN Security Council say enough? When will you move on?”

Erdan, during the UN Security Council’s meeting, also said: “We are here discussing the peaceful 13-minute visit of a Jewish minister to the holiest Jewish site under the sovereignty of the liberal democracy of Israel. This meeting creates a sense of emergency over a non-event.”

On Twitter, he wrote: “Every Jew has the right to visit the Temple Mount (Al-Aqsa Mosque).”

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