A member of the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations told a group of students that Palestinians are “very expert at throwing the stones” and that they would not stop teaching their children to do so, Ynet reported Tuesday.
In the recording obtained by Ynet, Abdallah Abushawesh, who is both a senior adviser to the UN’s Development Group and a member of the Palestinian UN mission, told a group of visiting Canadian students from McGill University’s international relations program, “We are very clever and very expert at throwing the stones. We are very proud to do that. We will not stop to learn our kids (to do that).”
“We are very proud that we are stone throwers. I’m one of them. Now I became a little bit older, but I stay resistant in the name of my kids,” he added. Later, Abushawesh added details about his own stone throwing, “The Palestinian diplomat later told the students about his own past as a stone-thrower during the first intifada. “I was in high school. I never missed an opportunity to throw stones. This is our life. We develop our resistance every day. We’re proud of it.”
When informed of Abushawesh’s comments, Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN said, “The Palestinians are no longer trying to hide the truth. The Palestinian leadership and its representatives are inciting against Israel and openly encouraging terrorism. The international community must not allow it.”
“It cannot be that inside the UN, which is supposed to make peace and protect human rights, a diplomat will incite to violence and terrorism, which wound and even kill innocent Israelis,” Danon continued.