Palestinian ambassador Riyad Mansour was joined by the ambassador from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, Senegal and the League of Arab States as they called on the U.N. Security Council to act against Israel.
Qatar's Sheikha Alya Bint Ahmed Bin Saif al Thani said they were "joining in solidarity with Palestine in also deploring the acts of aggression committed by Israel, the occupying power, against the Palestinian people."
She said the aggression in the West Bank, as well as the air strikes in Gaza that had killed a child, were all grounds for the Security Council to act.
"These acts should not go without any strong reaction from the Security Council," she stated. "They are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law."
Ron Prosor, Israel ambassador to the United Nations, denounced the Arab initiative in his press conference at the United Nations.
"Rather than denouncing this appalling attack, the Arab nations have the audacity to stand before you today and criticize Israel," he said. "Even after Palestinian [Authority] President [Mahmoud] Abbas condemned the kidnapping, the Palestinian representative did not have the courage and dignity to denounce an attack on three schoolboys."
"Hamas was never involved in terrorist acts and never will be," Prosor quoted Saeb Erekat, Palestinian Chief negotiator and leading member of Fatah.
"The Arab nations give the world mostly oppression and aggression," he continued.
"Remind me of a single innovation from an Arab nation in medicine or technology."
"The only innovation here at the UN is coming together to demonize Israel, harassing UN officials, and wasting this body’s time and resources."
While Saudi Arabia and Iran fight each other in proxy wars in Syria and Iraq, Prosor spoke of the unlikely pairing of Saudi Arabia and Iran coming together, ("Love is in the air" at the UN, he smirked), "both are creators of terrorism and radicalism in the Middle East one created Hezbollah and the other created al-Qaeda."
"Both of these countries have the audacity to accuse Israel of human rights violations," Prosor said. "They really need a good look in the mirror," he continued.
"Iran hangs on average two people a day. They smuggle arms to Hamas and other terrorist groups. They kill innocent civilians around the world and they are actively butchering thousands of people in Syria."
He concluded the press conference asking leaders from around the world to place themselves in Israel's position.
"Imagine if it were your cities were under fire and your citizens under harms way. No nation should live under these conditions, and no nation should be asked to submit to terrorist groups. The only responsible course of action is to denounce terror groups and their supporters. And this is exactly what we should all be doing," Prosor concluded.