After Israel acted to protect her southern border in the face of mass Palestinian riots and violence, the United Nations again showed its anti-Israel bias. The Times of Israel’s Khaled Abu Toameh reports that U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley stood for Israel, blocking a resolution that condemned the Jewish state for the border clashes:
The United States on Saturday blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza-Israel border, diplomats said.
Kuwait, which represents Arab countries on the council, presented the proposed statement, which called for an “independent and transparent investigation” of the violence.
The draft council statement also expressed “grave concern at the situation at the border.” And it reaffirmed “the right to peaceful protest” and expressed the council’s “sorrow at the loss of innocent Palestinian lives.”
The Israeli military on Saturday night identified 10 of the 15 people reported killed during violent protests along the Gaza security fence as members of Palestinian terrorist groups, and published a list of their names and positions in the organizations.
The draft statement was circulated to the council on Friday, but on Saturday the United States raised objections and said it did not support its adoption, a Security Council diplomat told AFP…Tags: United Nations US-Israel Relations