Nikki Haley chastised the security Council for refusing to condemn the shelling of Israel by Palestinian militants
UN, may 31. /TASS/. The U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley on Wednesday criticized members of the UN Security Council criticized because they did not support a draft statement condemning a rocket attack on Israel by Palestinian militants from the Gaza strip.
Speaking at a meeting convened at the request of Washington emergency meeting of the security Council, the American diplomat rebuked them of double standards.
“The United States convened this meeting to talk about the dangerous and destructive activities of the terrorist organization Hamas in the Gaza strip. It could be assumed that other members of the Security Council will join us in condemning the terrorist organization that is Hamas, and it is not negotiable. But, of course, because that attack concerned Israel applies a different standard,” said the diplomat.
According to her, the UN security Council was not only blocked a draft statement, but rejected the request to hold the meeting on the agenda item “threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts”.
In the end, the meeting took place in the debate on middle East issues.
“It is outrageous that the UN Security Council could not condemn the rocket attacks on Israeli civilians [the militants] Hamas, while the Council for human rights sends a team to investigate Israel’s actions, undertaken for self-defense,” said Haley. She urged the Council to “give at least equal attention to the actions of the terrorist group Hamas as he pays for the legitimate right of Israel to defend itself”.
“Allow Hamas with impunity to commit terrorist acts and to expect that Israel will sit idly by when it is attacked, is the pinnacle of hypocrisy. The ongoing condemnation of Israel, not taking into account that the behavior of the leaders of Gaza, forcing me to wonder about who actually cares about the welfare of the Palestinian people,” she added.
May 29 from the Gaza at Israel were produced by the most massive bombardment in the summer of 2014, when Gaza military operation “Indestructible rock”. According to the Israeli military, the Jewish state released more than 70 rockets and dozens of mortar shells. In response, Israeli aircraft struck the 65 targets in the Gaza strip.