Nikki Haley is proving to be a formidable presence as the US Ambassador to the United Nations. Haley just blocked a call for an international investigation into Israel’s tactics in clashes with Gaza protesters, and blamed Iran and terrorist proxies for causing the violence. She also walked out of a UN Security Council Meeting before the Palestinian Representative to the council gave his remarks. This lady means business! It’s almost like President Trump is right there on her shoulder.
HALEY WALKS OUT OF THE CHAMBER BEFORE THE PALESTINIAN REP TO THE COUNCIL GAVE HIS REMARKS:
WATCH: U.S. Amb. Haley leaves UN Security Council meeting on Gaza violence as Palestinian representative begins to speak. pic.twitter.com/y3xJSCujgw
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 15, 2018
“In recent days, Hamas terrorists, backed by Iran, have incited attacks against Israeli security forces and infrastructure,” Haley told the Security Council during a Tuesday session. “There is far too little discussion in the 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 buildup in Lebanon.”
Trump and Israeli officials drew widespread condemnation on Monday, as thousands of Palestinians protested the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Dozens of Palestinians were killed in the ensuing clashes.
“Hamas maps and social media show the fastest routes to reach Israeli communities in case demonstrators make it through the security fence,” she said, citing media reports. “They have reported on Hamas messages over loudspeakers that urge demonstrators to burst through the fence, falsely claiming Israeli soldiers were fleeing, when in fact, they were not.”
THIS IS WHAT ISRAEL IS UP AGAINST:
This is what a border infiltration from #Gaza into #Israel looks like. See the man (0:30) clutching a meat cleaver? Imagine hundreds like him coming into Israeli territory, hoping to murder as many Israelis as possible.
This is what Israel is up against. pic.twitter.com/97c9jvEWOT
— (((Emanuel Miller))) (@emanumiller) May 14, 2018
Haley then walked out of the chamber before the Palestinian representative to the council gave his remarks. “We condemn in the strongest terms this odious massacre committed by Israel occupation forces,” Ambassador Riyad Mansour said.
Israeli forces accused Hamas of using the protests to stage attacks against the border fence between Israel and Gaza.
“The IDF received intelligence that Hamas operatives were preparing to cross through the security fence from northern Gaza,” an IDF spokesperson tweeted. “The IDF used riot dispersal means to distance the terrorists from the fence, & the terrorists fired at the soldiers. The soldiers responded with targeted fire, thwarting a significant shooting attack.”
Haley praised the Israeli forces’ performance through the protests. “I ask my colleagues here in the Security Council, who among us would accept this type of activity on your border?” she said. “No one would. No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has. In fact, the records of several countries here today suggest they would be much less restrained.”