United Nations (UN) chief Ban Ki-moon declared on Wednesday that the organization is ready to help rebuild Gaza but it would be “the last time”.
Ban opened a special meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with an appeal for a lasting peace as a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was holding for a second day.
“The senseless cycle of suffering in Gaza and the West Bank, as well as in Israel must end,” he was quoted by AFP as having told the 193-nation assembly.
After three wars in Gaza in six years, the UN secretary general warned that the world’s patience with the Israelis and the Palestinian Arabs was being tested.
“Do we have to continue like this — build, destroy, and build and destroy?” Ban asked.
“We will build again but this must be the last time — to rebuild. This must stop now,” he declared.
All we have to do is say stop… why didn’t we think of that before?
Then next year or the year after that Hamas will begin firing off rockets again, Israel will try to take them out and the UN will trawling countries for handouts to its officials so they can fundraise to rebuild Gaza.
By then Moon may be a Samsung lobbyist and writing his memoirs.