as oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation
That was from the United Nations' Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East [as delivered], New York, 26 January 2016.
Are the "Palestinians" a "people"?
Are they "oppressed"?
Is there an "occupation"?
When there was Arab terror in 1920, 1921, 1929, 1936-1939 and when the local Arabs launched a war of aggression against a UN decision and then set up the fedayeen terror group in the mid-1950s and when they founded the PLO in 1964, was that in reaction to an "occupation"?
Or is Israel oppressed by the UN and is it illegally occupied by Arabs?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (), responded to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's remarks:
"The UN Secretary General's remarks give a tailwind to terrorism. There is no justification for terrorism. The Palestinian murderers do not want to build a state – they want to destroy a state and they say this openly. They want to murder Jews simply because they are Jews and they say this openly. They do not murder for peace and they do not murder for human rights.
The UN lost its neutrality and moral force a long time ago and the Secretary General's remarks do not improve the situation."