In the face of overwhelming pressure, the US, in the form of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, hung tough today and defended Israel’s right to self-defense.
Yesterday, as the US Embassy was opened in Jerusalem, Hamas militants and a Hamas-incited crowd tried to force its way through the border fence delineating Gaza from Israel. Some 58 Gazans were killed. Many of them were armed. An undetermined number were combatants.
Gaza: First martyrdom pictures coming in, ten killed were members of Hamas' internal security apparatus. pic.twitter.com/ELm75Tpp25
— Björn Stritzel (@bjoernstritzel) May 15, 2018
This is Ambassador Haley in action:
— Archive: Ambassador Nikki Haley (@AmbNikkiHaley) May 15, 2018
"In recent days, #Hamas terrorists, backed by Iran, have incited attacks against Israeli security forces and infrastructure…the common thread in all of this violence is the destabilizing conduct of the Iranian regime." -Nikki Haley pic.twitter.com/znoqiA4I4z
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) May 15, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 15, 2018
"There is far too little discussion in the UN Security Council on #Iran's destabilizing presence in Syria, its promotion of violence in Yemen, its support for terrorism in Gaza, and its dangerous and illegal weapons build-up in Lebanon." -Nikki Haley pic.twitter.com/0hQ0VI40LR
— Security Studies Group (@SecStudiesGrp) May 15, 2018
And she laid the blame squarely where it belongs:
— POLITICO (@politico) May 15, 2018
When it came time for the toad-like Palestinian representative to speak, Haley had the only appropriate response.
U.S. Ambassador to the #UnitedNations Nikki Haley walks out of the chamber as Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour begins to speak at a #UN Security Council meeting 📷: @drewangerer pic.twitter.com/k8QIwK7xeg
— Getty Images News (@GettyImagesNews) May 15, 2018
In the end, the US vetoed a resolution for an “independent review” of the incident in Gaza.