U.S. Vetoes Security Council Resolution on Gaza that Did Not Mention Rocket Fire at Israel

(Ha'aretz) Jonathan Lis - A draft UN Security Council statement on Gaza that was vetoed by the U.S. on Monday did not mention the rocket barrages on Israel's civilian population by Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Israel's UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan said Israel's response to indiscriminate attacks by Hamas strictly adhered to international law. "Israel uses its missiles to protect its children. Hamas uses children to protect its missiles," Erdan said. "Hamas murdered 10 people in Israel, both Jews and Arabs, and fired hundreds of rockets at Gaza residents as well, killing Palestinian children and destroying Palestinian houses."

2021-05-18 00:00:00

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