So many lies are told about Israel around the world, with many of them being spread around the halls of the world's international body, the United Nations. But the American Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, has done her best to instead tell the U.N. — and the world — the truth about Israel. Our friends at The Algemeiner report that Haley informed the U.N. that Iran blessed and financially backed the Gaza-based terror groups who last week sought to kill Israeli citizens with their barrage of more than 450 rockets:
“Yes, Israel launched airstrikes on military posts, weapons depots, and intelligence assets in Gaza,” Haley told the Security Council meeting on the Middle East. “But it did so in response to over 400 rockets and mortars that were fired indiscriminately from Gaza into Israel.”
Continued Haley: “Neighborhoods were targeted. A bus was bombed by an anti-tank missile. Families were forced into bomb shelters to escape the barrage.”
Haley added that “even if you accept Hamas’ excuse that it launched its missiles in response to an Israeli covert operation, you cannot escape the fact that the Gaza militants targeted civilians in response.”
“Their actions were not actions of a nation exercising self-defense, but of a terrorist group seizing a pretext to kill civilians,” she said. “You also cannot escape the fact that the group responsible for the rocket attacks — Palestinian Islamic Jihad — is an Iranian supported group. The PIJ is yet another terrorist proxy that Iran calls on to stoke violence and instability in the region. And these missing facts are crucial.”
Haley accused the Security Council of ignoring other serious threats in the Middle East because of its focus on the Israeli-Palestinian dimension.
“One has in recent months come to the doorstep of Europe and the United States — that is the continued evidence of increased international terrorist activity by the Iranian regime,” the ambassador pointed out. “Iranian malign behavior does not just target one country, it targets us all.”
Haley argued that Tehran’s determination to eliminate its “political opponents on foreign soil reflect the true nature of the Iranian regime...”