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Business News/ News / World/  Why did Israel's envoy Gilad Erdan wear a Nazi-era yellow star while addressing a UN meeting on the Israel-Hamas war?
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Why did Israel's envoy Gilad Erdan wear a Nazi-era yellow star while addressing a UN meeting on the Israel-Hamas war?

Israel’s UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan wears a 'yellow Star of David' at UN Security Council meeting which was held at United Nations headquarters on October 30.

Israel’s UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan wears a 'yellow Star of David' at UN Security Council at United Nations headquarters on October 30. The star read 'Never Again' to commemorate those who were killed in the attack by Hamas which triggered an ongoing war, (AP)Premium
Israel’s UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan wears a 'yellow Star of David' at UN Security Council at United Nations headquarters on October 30. The star read 'Never Again' to commemorate those who were killed in the attack by Hamas which triggered an ongoing war, (AP)

Israel's ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan while addressing the UN Security Council meeting on the Israel-Hamas war termed the Hamas militant group attack equivalent to the Holocaust and wore a 'yellow Star of David' that read ‘Never Again,’ reported AP

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This is why an Israeli diplomat at theUN wore a Yellow badge

He declared that all Jews including him would wear a Yellow star until the world condemns the atrocities inflicted on Jews by Hamas militant group. He said, “Just like my grandparents and the grandparents of millions of Jews, from now on, my team and I will wear Yellow stars. We will wear this star until you wake up and condemn the atrocities of Hamas," reported The Times of Israel.

Yellow badge or yellow star

The yellow badge, Jewish badge or yellow star, was a badge that Jews were ordered to wear during the Middle Ages. Muslim caliphs, medieval bishops, and, eventually, Nazi leaders used an identifying badge to mark Jews. The badges marked the wearer as a religious or ethnic outsider, often as a badge of shame.

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According to a US official, the US urged Israel to restore communications in Gaza. IDF launched the first stage of its ground incursion in Gaza following which communications were shut off on October 27 night, the Washington Post reported.

The official said that Israel did not reveal the purpose for shutting off communications. “We made it clear that it had to be turned back on," the US official told the Post. He added, “They need to stay back on," Subsequently communications were restored. 

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Palestinian media on October 29 reported that some communications in northern Gaza had been shut down again on late Sunday.

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Several speakers condemned the Hamas attacks at the Security Council meeting and stressed the high price paid by the citizens of Gaza. According to Palestinian health officials over 8,300 people have been killed in the Hamas-run Palestinian territory, reported AFP.

Head of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini said the siege of Gaza amounts to collective punishment of its residents, reported AFP.

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Published: 31 Oct 2023, 11:36 AM IST
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