The United Nations continues to show its true colors when it comes to its response to the terrorist attack by Hamas against Israel. While innocent Israeli women and girls were being murdered, raped, tortured, and taken hostage, the UN Women account decided it was more important to discuss “trans lesbians” on International Lesbian Day. It took close to two months for the account to finally express some concern for the victims, but even then, their comments were limited and hardly reflected any genuine alarm at the atrocities committed by Hamas.
The excuse given by UN Women for their lackluster response is simply laughable. They claim that the post about trans lesbians was scheduled in advance and had to be deleted because it no longer reflected their main focus. Seriously? It’s clear that their priorities shifted only when some of the hostages were released. The UN Women social media team needs to get their act together and start condemning Hamas for their brutal attacks, instead of making excuses for their negligence.
UN Women condemns the attacks on civilians in Israel & the Occupied Palestinian Territories, & is deeply alarmed by the devastating impact on civilians including women & girls.
International Humanitarian Law & Human Rights Law must be respected & upheld.https://t.co/4gFWyxQDNc
— UN Women (@UN_Women) October 14, 2023
As a result of UN Women’s silence, the hashtag “#MeToo_UNless_UR_A_Jew” has been trending on social media. This highlights the blatant anti-Israel bias of the UN, as they continuously express concerns for Palestinians while ignoring the suffering of Israeli women and girls.
It’s not just UN Women’s Instagram account that is problematic. The UN as a whole has focused on calling for a ceasefire and expressing concerns for Palestinians, while conveniently forgetting about the Israeli victims. This biased narrative is evident in the language used by UN Women, as they repeatedly mention “the Occupied Palestinian Territories” but fail to condemn Hamas directly.
The UN Women account’s lack of concern for Israel is further highlighted by their numerous posts about Gaza, with hardly any mention of Israel. From their 33 posts since the attack, most of them specifically address Gaza and show a complete disregard for Israeli lives. It’s clear where their sympathies lie.
Even UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous’ remarks further emphasize the one-sided concern. While she briefly mentions the hostages held by Hamas, the majority of her speech is dedicated to Palestinians, using passionate language to describe their suffering. She conveniently ignores the fact that 1,200 people, including women and children, were killed in the attack on Israel.
The bias and hypocrisy of the United Nations, particularly UN Women, is astounding. It’s time for them to stop playing politics and start standing up for the lives of innocent women and girls, regardless of their nationality or religion. Israel deserves the same concern and condemnation as any other country facing terrorism.