Palestinian envoy to the United Nations Riyad Mansour
United Nations, April 28 (RHC)-- The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations has drawn a parallel between the regime in Tel Aviv and Nazi Germany, criticizing Israel for branding all the Palestinians who oppose Israeli policies as "terrorists."
Addressing reporters in New York on Wednesday, Riyad Mansour hit back at recent comments by Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. During a UN Security Council meeting, Danon had accused Palestinians of teaching "hatred" in their schools and said they glorify what he called acts of terror against Israelis amid heightened tensions in the occupied West Bank.
Mansour hit back at Danon and said the Israeli official tries to portray as "terrorists" the Palestinian people "who have legitimate rights to resist occupation in legitimate ways." The Palestinian diplomat further likened the regime in Tel Aviv to Nazi Germany and said "all colonizers" throughout the history described those who resisted them as "terrorists."
Elsewhere in his remarks, Mansour said the UN Security Council would hold a meeting early next month on the protection of Palestinian civilians in the Israeli-occupied territories.
The occupied Palestinian territories have been the scene of heightened tensions since August 2015, when Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem, revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary.
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