2004 News Story

Kingdom’s UN representative condemns Israel’s assassination policy

Addressing yesterday a UN Security Council meeting convened to discuss the issue of Saturday’s assassination by Israel of Hamas leader Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Rantissi, the Kingdom's permanent representative at the United Nations Ambassador Fawzi Shobokshi condemned the policy of assassination that is being carried out by the Israeli Government, and urged the international community to take action against Israel's aggressiveness. Just one month after the assassination of Shaikh Ahmad Yassin, he said, Israel repeated its policy of killing and destruction by assassinating Dr. Al-Rantissi; and asked: “Why does the Security Council remain incapable of denouncing Israel’s terrorism?”