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Israel and Palestinians engage in rare UN shouting match

  • In this image made from a video provided by UNTV, Israel's Ambassador Danny Danon, top left, and Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour, bottom second from right, speak to one another at an United Nations Security Council meeting Monday, April 18, 2016, at United Nations headquarters. (UNTV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this image made from a video provided by UNTV, Israel's Ambassador Danny Danon, top left, and Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour, bottom second from right, speak to one another at an United Nations Security Council meeting Monday, April 18, 2016, at United Nations headquarters. (UNTV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made from a video provided by UNTV, Israel's Ambassador Danny Danon, center, and Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour, not pictured, speak to one another at an United Nations Security Council meeting Monday, April 18, 2016, at United Nations headquarters. (UNTV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this image made from a video provided by UNTV, Israel's Ambassador Danny Danon, center, and Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour, not pictured, speak to one another at an United Nations Security Council meeting Monday, April 18, 2016, at United Nations headquarters. (UNTV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made from a video provided by UNTV, Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour, center, speaks to Israel's Ambassador Danny Danon, not pictured, at an United Nations Security Council meeting Monday, April 18, 2016, at United Nations headquarters. (UNTV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this image made from a video provided by UNTV, Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour, center, speaks to Israel's Ambassador Danny Danon, not pictured, at an United Nations Security Council meeting Monday, April 18, 2016, at United Nations headquarters. (UNTV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

The Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors engaged in a rare shouting match in the U.N. Security Council, reflecting Israel's growing consternation at the upsurge in Palestinian attacks against civilians and Palestinian frustration at the failure to achieve its dream of a truly independent state.

Israel's Ambassador Danny Danon started the heated exchange at the end of his speech during Monday's monthly council meeting on the Middle East.

Looking across the council table at Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour, he demanded: "Will you condemn Palestinians who commit terror attacks against Israelis?"

Mansour, whose initial response was not heard because his microphone was off, retorted when it was turned on: "We condemn the killing of all innocent civilians including Palestinian civilians, Do you do the same?"

Neither got a direct answer.