Nikki Haley: US will unquestionably veto morally bankrupt anti-Israel draft resolution
Ambassador Nikki Haley “will unquestionably veto” a “morally bankrupt” draft resolution proposed by Kuwait calling for the “protection” of Muslims in Gaza, Judea and Samaria.
“It is a grossly one-sided approach that is morally bankrupt and would only serve to undermine ongoing efforts toward peace between the Israelis and Palestinians,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a statement.
“There is not one single mention of Hamas in the resolution, when Hamas is chiefly responsible for the recent violence in Gaza. The text criticizes ‘excessive’ and ‘indiscriminate’ use of force by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians in Gaza, when in fact, it is Hamas that fired 70 rockets indiscriminately into Israeli towns this week,” Haley said.
“The resolution calls on Israel to immediately cease its actions in self-defense, but makes no mention of Hamas’ aggressive actions against Israeli security forces and civilians,” Haley said. “The resolution calls for immediate steps toward ending Israeli restrictions on access into Gaza, while making no mention of Egypt’s restrictions and no mention of Hamas’ deliberate attacks against Israel’s determined efforts to provide humanitarian access into Gaza at the Kerem Shalom crossing.”
Kuwait crafted the resolution while blocking a UN Security Council statement, introduced by the U.S. on Wednesday, that would have condemned Hamas for launching dozens of rockets into Israel this week.
“The mere fact that one of the rockets landed on a kindergarten playground is all the proof we need of the intentions of the terrorists,” Haley said Wednesday. “Hamas openly claims responsibility for this attack. They do so proudly.”
“Those who choose to vote in favor of this resolution will clarify their own lack of fitness to take part in any credible negotiations between the two parties,” concluded the statement.