The UN Response

CNN also reports the UN response.

The U.N. Security Council called for a “prompt, impartial, credible and transparent” investigation into Monday’s raid by Israel.

“The Security Council deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries resulting from the use of force during the Israeli military operation in international waters against the convoy sailing to Gaza,” the 15-member council said in a statement.

“The council in this context condemns those acts which resulted in the loss of at least 10 civilians and expresses condolences to the families,” it said.

Note the language here carefully! The UN has not exclusively condemned Israel.

The language “condemns those acts” specifically does not single out Israel. What that means (and this was reported by National Radio this morning) is that the UN condemns all who participated in violent acts in this incident.

Remember that next time someone quotes the UN as being disapproving of Israel.

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