US Praises Israel, Blocks UN Call for Investigation Into the Killing of 61 Palestinians

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The United States has used its veto power at the UN Security Council to block a Monday resolution calling for an independent probe into the killing of scores of Palestinian protesters this week along the Gaza Strip border. The protesters were killed by Israeli forces.

It is very common for the US to use its veto power to protect Israel from any UN Security Council repercussions for its mistreatment of the Palestinians. US Ambassador Nikki Haley praised Israel over the killings, saying they’d not only shown “restraint” in only killing 61, but had shown more restraint than any other country on the planet would’ve in the face of the demonstration.

Haley further claimed that the blame should really fall on the Iranian government, on the grounds that the protesters were encouraged by the Hamas movement, and Iran has backed the Hamas movement in the past.

Haley mostly sought to downplay the links between the massacre and the US opening its new embassy in Jerusalem. It is fair to suggest that the two events aren’t wholly connected, as the protest was organized for Nakba Day. It is impossible not to notice that the US made the decision to open the Israeli Embassy on Nakba Day, however, despite knowing it would be seen as yet another insult to the Palestinians.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

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  • Rick Rockwell

    What’s really sickening is that someone can suggest this treasonous Siek whore will be the GOP nominee for Pres. in a few years – and it’s believable. That’s got to tell you how low we’ve sunk and how much further down we are likely to go. Let’s face it. The elected and appointed representatives to the Congress and The UN haven’t been working for “We The People” for a long time. They work for Israel. Plain and simple


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    Robert Ivers

    Look at the BIG PICTURE like the Third Temple. Anything or anyone deemed a threat will be killed off the Elitests are building this temple for the coming of the Antichrist! Makes perfect sense why the US would open up shop in a country that condoms murder. Shame on Isreal and our terrorist Country we call the Land Of The Free.




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    Dale Pondysh

    Is this my country backing this barbarous act of inhumanity, IN MY NAME??? Just what is it that USA owes Israel anyway? Am I missing something? Is it OK to murder in a country that claims to follow “the rule of law”? Are you OK with this America? Are we racing toward the bottom or are we already there?