UN to Israel: Use 'maximum restraint' in dealing with Hamas
Cease-fire brokered, but what's next?
- Duration 4:09
- Date Nov 21, 2012
Cease-fire brokered, but what's next?
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Clinton wasn't the only diplomat in the Middle East today.
The UN Secretary General was there too and ahead of today's cease fire Ban Ki Moon was telling Israel to use quote maximum restraint in dealing with Hamas.
But why did -- tell the terrorists to do the same.
Later a set.
What she's calling BUN's -- To terrorists Claudia -- that -- it it wasn't only the CD UN Secretary General it it was also the Turkish Prime Minister who also said.
Think Israel calm down what what's going on the Middle East.
Well part of the battleground here is diplomatic and to one of the presumably one of the goals of the Hamas terrorist leadership in Gaza and its fellow brother -- terrorists there.
Is it to delegitimize.
Israel this is -- a constant pushing campaign and unfortunately that UN lends itself.
As a vehicle for exactly that for translating.
Absolutely shouldn't be calling on into.
Diplomatic gains in the sense of looking for ways to damage Israel and this instruction for maximum restraint.
Is just an excellent case -- -- Claudia it though many have said Egypt is that is the key to peace in the Middle East at least that part that region of the Middle East has Egypt redemptive.
Her self given what we what we know now I mean there -- a point where my hot and Mohamed -- -- a Muslim Brotherhood.
In the disciple it's called.
-- -- -- there was a question whether or not he was gonna side with Israel or with Hamas he seems to have sided with Israel is that right -- in my interpreting this right.
I think we wait to see where he cited because the real test of this isn't what deal they agreed to -- what now happens with the weapons that have been flowing into Gaza.
And we know that this is an on clay stuffed with munitions and which fired Iranian made.
Missiles into Israel.
Will that now stop and these probably -- flowing in through the Israeli crossings they -- -- through his agent sure they come so that's the real allegedly coming through the tunnels it.
On the EGF.
Gaza border but that's the question I would have to assume -- -- against an assumption that Israel wouldn't agree to a cease fire.
Unless Egypt was willing to cut off -- that -- supply correct.
I think Israel's subject to all sorts of extra.
-- pressures and constraints precisely because of the diplomatic war.
That is effectively waged with the help of his US you know you have the US and -- -- the UN runs refugee agency headquartered in Gaza and that is dedicated exclusively to Palestinian refugees.
And if also effectively serves as -- of that press center advocacy center.
The basically for the Hamas leadership in Gaza when these hostilities break out what -- before -- it.
But what happened says there is a ritual recitation by the UN that the rockets should stop the terrorist attack out of Gaza and then they say.
And Israel must exercise complete restraint and then they condemn Israel.
For what it is doing in his own defense.
Four at the entire year for month after month of this year.
These rockets were hitting Israel and Israel's ambassador to the UN was pleading with the UN Security Council to do something.
A month after month hundreds and hundreds of rockets not until Israel finally took action in its own defense did the UN treat this as a -- That's why do we have to leave it there but -- we -- we need to point out that a lot of these rockets -- good percentage of big percentage of the rockets that we're we're -- flown into Israel through Gaza from Gaza.
We're Iranian made.
Very quickly -- -- Hamas is in the Iranian backed train supported funded.
And these are missiles with a longer range than it has had they can hit Tel Aviv Jerusalem should.
This is getting very dangerous and remember Iran also backs the terrorist group has knowledge of the north's threats in Lebanon flights have been leaving -- -- -- also have a.