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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Urges U.N. Security Council to Condemn Attacks on Israel by Gaza Islamic Terror Groups

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Published on: May 31, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has issued a strong call for the Security Council to condemn the attacks on Israel from Islamic terror groups operating out of Gaza.

As if the global body, ever the pro-Palestinian force, would.

The fact the United Nations constantly bends over backwards to side with organizations steeped in terror just underscores the anti-Israel bias of the global body.

It would seem common sense to condemn terror attacks against Israel. But likely, Haley’s calls will fall on deaf Security Council ears.

From the Algemeiner:

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Urges U.N. Security Council to Condemn Attacks on Israel by Gaza Islamic Terror Groups

The United States issued a call on Tuesday for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the ongoing attacks on Israel by Palestinian terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip.

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The meeting is expected to take place at UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday afternoon. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, said in a statement that America was seeking the meeting because “recent attacks out of Gaza are the largest we have seen since 2014.”

“Mortars fired by Palestinian militants hit civilian infrastructure, including a kindergarten,” Haley declared. “The Security Council should be outraged and respond to this latest bout of violence directed at innocent Israeli civilians, and the Palestinian leadership needs to be held accountable for what they’re allowing to happen in Gaza.”

Three Israeli soldiers were wounded by shrapnel on Tuesday, the IDF said, as dozens of mortar bombs and rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip, triggering warning sirens in southern Israel throughout the day and after dark.

The armed wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the firing, saying the assault was “in response to Zionist aggression and crimes against our people and our resistance fighters … in addition to war crimes conducted by the enemy every day against our people during the marches of return along the border of Gaza Strip.”

Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said his country was “at the closest point to the threshold of war” in Gaza since the seven-week Operation Protective Edge in July and August 2014.

“If the firing (from Gaza) does not stop, we will have to escalate our responses and it could lead to a deterioration of the situation,” Katz told Israel’s Army Radio.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

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