On at least 20 occasions in 2012, Israel wrote to the U.N. Security Council asking for diplomatic action to stop rockets from falling on Israeli civilians. The U.N. wasn’t interested – until last week when Israel finally decided to defend herself. An excerpt from one of the letters dated February 17, 2012:
It is high time that the Security Council condemned these attacks fully and unequivocally, not only as grave violations of international law but also as serious threats to regional peace and security. Israel expects the Security Council, and all responsible members of the international community, to condemn the relentless rocket fire from Gaza without any further delay.