Israel’s mission at the United Nations on Thursday ripped the international body as hypocritical, “0ut of touch and out of line” for claiming in had “no information toÂ confirm” the abduction of three Israeli teens last Thursday.
In a video posted to YouTube, the mission pointed to statements from the White House, ABC News, and even Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas confirming the abduction before admonishing, “The UN is out of touch, out of line and out of time.”
Initially, the UN issued a statement condemning the kidnappings, saying, “The Secretary-General condemns the abductionÂ on 12 June of three Israeli students, including two minors, in theÂ West Bank. He expresses his solidarity with the familiesÂ of the abductedÂ and calls for their immediate release.”
But shortly afterwards the comments were walked back by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson Farhan Haq who answered a question from a journalist by asserting, “We have no information toÂ confirm an abduction.”
Popular blogger Elder of Ziyon pointed out that even terror group Hamas, whom Israel has blamed for the kidnapping, acknowledged the crime.
The blogger asserted that the turnabout at the UN may have come as a result of “pressure from the Arab world.”
Elder of Ziyon said, “The UN is happy to split hairs when Palestinian Arabs might be blamed for something but hands out blanket condemnations of Israel for breakfast.”
Meanwhile, on YouTube, Israel encouraged viewers to, “Share this video and expose this hypocrisy now!”
The three Israeli youths, Gilad Shaar, 19, Eyal Yifrach, 16, and Naftali Frankel, 16, were abducted at a hitchhiking post late at night night. Thousands of Israeli troops are currently combing through Palestinian Authority controlled towns and villages searching for the abductees.
Watch Israel’s video below: