WATCH: US vetoes UNSC resolution asking protection for Palestinian—terrorists
BREAKING: The US has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution proposed by Kuwait that asked for ‘international protection’ for Palestinian ‘civilians’—who are committing acts of terrorism against Israeli civilians and security forces— in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
“The terrorist group Hamas bears primary responsibility for the awful living conditions in Gaza,” Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the United Nations, said ahead of the vote.
Out of the council’s 15 members, 10 voted in favor, including France, and only the United States voted against. There were four abstentions including Britain.
A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the United States, Britain, France, Russia or China to be adopted.
“With its votes today, the UN Security Council majority showed that it was willing to blame Israel, but unwilling to blame Hamas, for violence in Gaza.
“Further proof was not needed, but it is now completely clear that the UN is hopelessly biased against Israel.
“The United States will not allow such bias, which is why we did not hesitate to cast our veto”, Ambassador Haley said in a statement.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley today at the UNSC: "To allow Hamas to continue to get away with its terrorist acts, and to somehow expect Israel to sit on its hands when it is attacked, is the height of hypocrisy." pic.twitter.com/fm7RN7YQqu
— Behind The News (@Behind__News) May 30, 2018