Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and other leaders are calling for U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres to resign over his comments in favor of Hamas.
Cruz shared his call for the U.N. leader's resignation in a statement to Fox News.
Calls for UN leader’s resignation intensify after 'shameful' comments about Hamas attacks on Israel pic.twitter.com/axDaCNv0Mu
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"Of course, (Guterres) should resign," Cruz told Fox News Digital.
"Many aspects of the U.N., like the Human Rights Council and UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency), are either antisemitic or give cover for terrorism or both. The behavior of the secretary-general this week was shameful even by the standards of the U.N." he added.
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) October 25, 2023
Guterres denied he was approving the wrongdoing done by Hamas after many called for his resignation.
"Guterres sharply dismissed as false, reports that he had justified Hamas’s assault on Israel’s Gaza border on October 7 in which over 1,400 civilians and soldiers were killed," the Jerusalem Post reported.
“I’m shocked by the misrepresentation of some of my statements yesterday,” Guterres said, according to the outlet.
The controversy comes after Hamas killed 1,400 Israelis starting Oct. 7 in attacks on civilians. Over 220 hostages were also taken, with nearly three dozen Americans killed. Thousands of additional people were also injured.
The destruction was the largest single attack on the Jewish people since the Holocaust, with Israel declaring war against Hamas in response.
Israel is now targeting Hamas terrorists in Gaza while the U.N. continues to debate the issue and airing comments worthy of its leader to step down following his shallow remarks toward the terrorist group that were horrific for the Jewish people.