During a UN Security Council meeting, the war-loving Haley blamed Hamas for the deaths at the border between Gaza and Israel as the group “has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States decided to move our embassy” to Jerusalem.
She then added, “No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has."
Following the comments, the U.S. blocked a UN Security Council statement calling for a probe into the killings, Axios reports.
Despite Haley’s stance, countries like the United Kingdom and France, both U.S. and Israel allies, have been asking the Jewish state to avoid the bloodshed. Still, both the White House and Haley continue to claim that Hamas bears all responsibility.
Maybe they think Hamas militants dressed as Israeli soldiers crossed the border, and then shot and killed those unarmed protesters? Not likely.
Nikki Haley said “no country would act with more restraint than Israel has.” Well, it must have taken a lot of restraint to only tear gas an 8-month-old baby to death, snipe down 7 other children, murder 60 Palestinians in cold blood, and injure over 2000. pic.twitter.com/iG1dsVZXRH— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) May 15, 2018
Even conservative voices are decrying America’s attitude toward Israel’s open season on Palestinian protesters.
In an article for The American Conservative, Daniel Larison wrote that the illegal use of deadly force against unarmed protesters “qualifies as a massacre no matter how much anyone wants to spin it as something else.” As such, he continued, America should be condemning Israel “in the strongest terms.”
After all, that’s what we would expect if any other government had engaged in the same activities as Israel has, and yet, Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, is doing nothing but praising the country for showing “restraint.”
On Twitter, countless others joined the cry against Haley’s horrific comments.
Nikki Haley is on tv talking about Hamas being responsible for the Palestinians protesting yesterday. These people had no weapons. They had tires to burn. There was a dead baby. While Netanyahu celebrates.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 15, 2018
Nikki Haley literally just cited the Bible in order to justify Israel killing Palestinian children. Using this logic, Muslim terrorists who kill in the name of the Koran would be justified in doing so.— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) May 15, 2018
Killing in the name of religion is wrong, no matter what religion you believe
Nikki Haley is currently speaking garbage at the UNSC blaming Hamas for Israel murdering Palestinian protesters.Apparently Palestinians saying mean things about Israel is grounds for execution— Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek) May 15, 2018
Listening to Nikki Haley is like listening to Hamas!— Humanity Strong (@HumanityStrong) May 15, 2018
not in our name...this demands protestations at the highest, noisiest, and most persistent levels. dialogue, discussion, listening to the other sides (even those considered enemies) - this is diplomacy. nikki haley is not a diplomat - she's a surrogate demagogue. https://t.co/9EhpFJLjoW— stefan michael (@ommzms) May 15, 2018
Unfortunately, we don't believe Haley or the White House will truly listen to the complaints.
Dear White House, 55 Dead and 2238 injured Palestinians in Gaza are not a "propaganda attempt." They are human beings being shot by the Israeli army.— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) May 14, 2018
And President Donald Trump, who promised to broker a peace deal between Israel and Palestine, is going as far as rewarding the Jewish state with the Jerusalem embassy. And for what? For brutalizing and forcing an entire nation to live under their military occupation? That’s what it seems.
As the world watches in horror, we can say that Trump’s legacy in the region will be just as bloody, if not bloodier, than many of his predecessors. After all, he’s not interested in standing for peace and justice. He’s simply standing for whatever country he favors the most. And that happens to be Israel.
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