Nikki Haley: ‘No Country Would Act With Greater Restraint Than Israel Has’
US Ambassador to UN Defends Israel After Deadly Protests
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has defended Israel’s use of force against Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza
Haley told the security council that ‘no country would act with more restraint than Israel has’ and walked out of the session as Palestine’s envoy began to speak.
Her comments on Tuesday were made as the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces rose to 60 and those wounded to 2,700
The shooting of mainly unarmed Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border has received widespread international condemnation, criticism within the US however, has been muted.
The Independent reports: Nikki Haley repeated a claim made the day before by the White House, and said Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, was responsible for the deaths and injuries.