On Tuesday, following the Sunday attack of pure evil by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed to death Ari Fuld, an Israeli father of four, from behind, Hillel Neuer, the executive director of U.N. Watch, fired a furious fusillade at the U.N. Human Rights Council for its utter silence regarding the matter.
Mr. President, someone whom I recently met in Jerusalem, Ari Fuld, was at a shopping mall a few miles away, in Gush Etzion, when he was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist. A husband and father of four children, Ari lived and died as a hero. Despite his wounds, he chased and shot at his attacker, preventing further casualties, before collapsing to the ground. Hila Peretz, who was working nearby, said, “He gave his life for me.”
Now, I want to ask the United Nations and this council: Why has no official of this body condemned the murder? Why is the U.N. silent when Hamas and Islamic Jihad, supported by Iran, which just spoke here in this room, praised the murder? Why were they silent when the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, the military wing of Fatah, which belongs to the PA (Palestinian Authority), which sits here, welcomed the attack, stressing the necessity of “resistance”?
Why is the U.N. silent when according to reports, the family of the terrorist, Khalil Jabarin, has already been rewarded more than $3,000, and while the family stands to be paid an additional $1.7 million over his lifetime? Why is this council, which is about to dedicate an entire day next week to condemning Israel, why have they refused to condemn the system known as “pay-to-slay,” a total budget of some $300 to $400 million dollars, 7% of the budget of the PA that is used to reward and financially incentivize the murder of Jews?