‘You Signed Off on Genocide’: Student Protesters Slam Nikki Haley Over Palestine

(MEMO— Nikki Haley, the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations, had her speech interrupted and heckled by pro-Palestine student activists at the University of Houston, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon.

As she began her speech by saying “I’m here today following a very busy few weeks in American foreign policy,” a student activist stood up and shouted:

“Nikki Haley, the blood is on your hands! You continue to sign off on the genocide of a native people; you are an accomplice to terrorists and colonisers!”

The interruption resulted in wide applause, with other activists then proceeding to chant, “Nikki, Nikki, can’t you see? You are on a killing spree!” which drowned out the attempts by security to usher them out.

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at the university, an anti-Zionist and pro-Palestine student advocacy group with branches at campuses across the US, issued a statement on Monday condemning the university’s decision to host the envoy as a keynote speaker. It has not been confirmed, however, if they were behind the protest.

Haley is notorious for her firmly anti-Palestine views and is one of the most vocally pro-Israeli members of the Trump administration, as well as being a disproportionately huge advocate for Israel at the UN.

Most recently, in reaction to the recent massacre of unarmed Palestinian protesters by the Israeli military earlier this month, Haley made the claim that “no country would act with greater restraint than Israel”. Over 65 Palestinians were killed and over 2,700 wounded in that unarmed protest, on which Haley put the blame on Hamas and turned a blind eye to any responsibility by the Israeli military.

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  • Noah Wishers

    It is TRUE Nikki,…you are a criminal just like bush, cheney, powell, rice, and the rest of the criminal leaders that lied to the American people and ended up killing millions of people without cause. They must all be put in prison, including yourself.


  • Valli Weidemann

    It’s about god damn time someone said it to their fucking faces! Buncha fucking nazis! I’m shocked as hell no one made the student “disappear” after that comment.