Gaza rocket attacks from Hamas have escalated from 6 on June 27, 2014 to more than 160 on July 8, 2014. Targets include a day care center, summer camps, schools, and homes, the clear intention being to target and murder as many Jewish civilians as possible. The attacks follow days during which the UN and the Obama administration issued repeated calls for Israeli "restraint" - in effect attempting to diminish Israel's essential right of self-defense.
In the latest salvo, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon refuses to name the perpetrators of the attacks "from Gaza." No mention is made of "Hamas." And while the rockets should "stop," what is really bothering the UNSG is alleged Palestinian victims. "The Secretary-General is extremely concerned at the dangerous escalation of violence, which has already resulted in multiple Palestinian deaths and injuries as a result of Israeli operations against Gaza."
Instead of an Israeli right of self-defense, Ban Ki-moon "reiterates his call on all actors to exercise maximum restraint." He goes even further and legitimizes Palestinian terrorism with his simultaneous complaint directed at Israel that "the unsustainable situation in Gaza will also need to be addressed in its political, security, humanitarian and development dimensions as part of a comprehensive solution."
As for the notoriously anti-Israel UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, she had this to say: "From a human rights point of view, I utterly condemn these rocket attacks and more especially I condemn Israel's excessive acts of retaliation."