USA envoy praises Israel's actions despite diplomatic fallout

16 May, 2018, 12:47 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Gaza conflict

The protests at the Gaza border on Monday coincided with the opening of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem, the fulfilment of a Donald Trump campaign promise and a move Palestinians condemned.

Speaking the day after Israeli forces killed more than 50 Palestinians in Gaza, Haley castigated Hamas-the Islamist terrorist organization governing Gaza-for inciting violence.

While addressing a UNSC meeting Riyad Mansour said that the United States was responsible for the Palestinian deaths.

The White House staunchly defended Israel's actions, while several nations condemned them, but much of the official reaction around the world was more muted, voicing horror at the bloodshed but not assigning blame.

Other countries have taken or signalled diplomatic action: Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador, Ireland and Belgium summoned Israeli envoys, and the United Nations human rights office called for an investigation into the bloodshed.

The clashes took place as the new U.S. embassy was inaugurated in Jerusalem.

"This bloodbath is the continuation of the Israeli army's policy during the last seven weeks: shooting with live ammunition at demonstrators, on the assumption that anyone approaching the separation fence is a legitimate target", Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, the group's representative in Gaza, said in a statement. "The United States, which supports the occupying power, has become an obstacle to peace".

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"The Trump Administrations is now part of the problem". Hamas leaders had to know that the carnage would ignite an global backlash against Israel and the U.S.

Erdogan regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause and past year hosted an OIC summit in Istanbul to denounce US President Donald Trump´s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel´s capital.

Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian representative at the United Nations, said the embassy opening had violated global law and Security Council resolutions. You are powerful, but you are not right.

White House spokesman Raj Shah accused Hamas's leaders of making a "gruesome and unfortunate propaganda attempt" that led to the clashes in Gaza at the same time the USA was opening its new embassy in Jerusalem, a move that has fuelled Palestinian anger.

Mrs al-Ghandour said: 'The Israelis killed her'. "Recognizing this reality makes real peace more achievable, not less".

Addressing a U.N. Security Council meeting on recent deadly violence in Gaza, Haley said: "No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has". Haley said during a UN Security Council session on Tuesday. "Iran is supporting the riots in Gaza".

"We know the riots are well organized, well funded, and well orchestrated by Hamas, " he added.



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