Israeli envoy tells Security Council Israel won’t play Russian Roulette with its citizens’ lives

Israeli envoy tells Security Council Israel won’t play Russian Roulette with its citizens’ lives

Palestinian envoy slams Israel for ‘malicious onslaught’ of Gaza during closed door meeting on conflict

The United Nations Security Council held a closed-door meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss the escalating conflict in Gaza and Israel’s south

Both the Israeli and Palestinian envoys were given permission to attend and speak in the emergency session, which was convened at Egypt’s request.

Israeli envoy Ron Prosor defended Israel’s decision to launch an offensive on Gazan terror groups following a four-day volley of rocket fire on towns in the south of Israel.

“We have demonstrated maximum restraint for years, but the Israeli Government has a right and a duty to respond to these attacks,” he told the council. “Israel will not play Russian Roulette with the lives of our citizens.”

More here:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/security-council-may-hold-emergency-meeting-on-gaza/

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