UPDATED 10:09 AM PT — Fri. June 1, 2018
United Nations envoy Nikki Haley said the U.S. will veto an anti-Israel resolution over the ongoing Gaza tensions.
Late Thursday, Haley blasted the resolution proposed by Kuwait as “one-sided” and “morally bankrupt.”
She said the measure would hamper Israel’s ability to defend itself against the violence of Islamic terror group Hamas, which is backed by Iran.
The drafted resolution would mandate Israel to open its border with Gaza and deploy a UN force to the region.
Haley pointed out the resolution doesn’t mention attacks against Israeli soldiers perpetrated by Hamas.
“It is outrageous for the Security Council to fail to condemn Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians while the Human Rights Council approves sending a team to investigate Israeli actions taken in self defense,” said Haley.
Kuwait proposed its anti-Israeli resolution after blocking a U.S. proposed measure to condemn Hamas for its terror attacks against the Jewish state