The US ambassador left the Security Council chamber Tuesday at the start of a speech by Palestinian ambassador Riyad Mansour, who sharply criticized Washington’s decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in defiance of the international body’s resolutions.

Haley defended Israeli troops’ actions and blamed Hamas and its Iranian backers for the violence on Gaza’s border with Israel. “Let’s remember that the Hamas terrorist organization* has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States decided to move our embassy,” she said.

“Make no mistake, Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday,” the ambassador added.

Praising Israeli “restraint” in the ongoing border violence, Haley noted “no country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has. In fact the records of several countries here today suggest they would be much less restrained.”

According to the ambassador, the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem was the right thing to do, and “reflects the reality” of the city being Israel’s capital.

Haley also insisted that the embassy move has no impact on the prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement.

With Palestinian UN envoy preparing his response, Haley demonstratively walked out of the chamber. During his half-hour long speech, ambassador Riyad Mansour accused Israel of “armed aggression” against the Palestinian people, and accused the US of “trampling” international law in Monday’s decision.

“No country has the right to place its embassy on occupied land,” Mansour said, adding that international agreements, including those created at the UN, demand that the status of Jerusalem be defined in the course of peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

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“This is another decision where the US administration is totally ignoring our feelings and our legitimate rights, and the feelings of Muslims, Christians, and all monotheistic religions throughout the world,” Mansour said.

According to the ambassador, Trump’s decision displays disregard for world opinion, including Security Council resolutions. “This is a superpower which must first and foremost defend international law, a superpower that must protect the resolutions of the Security Council as a permanent member of this body. They must adhere to international law, not wipe their feet with it,” he said.

Mansour in turn walked out at the start of a speech by Israeli ambassador Danny Danon.

The war of words and gestures was part of Tuesday’s emergency Security Council session dedicated to the deaths of over 60 Palestinians amid ongoing protests over Monday’s ceremony to transfer the US diplomatic presence in Israel to Jerusalem. No joint statement or action was reached during Tuesday’s meeting, with the US vetoing a draft statement prepared by Kuwait calling for an independent probe into the violence.

Haley’s comments, particularly her defense of the Israeli military’s actions at the Gaza border, saw tension reaching a boiling point on social media, with little room for neutrality.

Trump made the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017. That same month, a UN resolution requiring countries not to establish diplomatic missions in the contested city of Jerusalem garnered the support of 128 countries, including Russia, China and most of the US’s European allies. Washington moved ahead with its decision anyway. Speaking at the embassy transfer ceremony on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu call the move “historic.”

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Source: Sputnik

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dank fur kopf

Wouldn’t shed a tear if Nikki Haley was run over by a bus.

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I blame Israel and America for every violence in the world

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hestroy

This devil’s b***h is pure evil.

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Hairy Niki gipsy, funny person.

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Joe Yousef

ALWAYS THE BLAME ON EVERYONE ELSE AND ISRAEL AND THE US ARE NEVER WRONG WHEN IN FACT THEY ARE THE 2 BIGGEST TERRORIST AND TROUBLE MAKERS IN THE WORLD.ALSO THIS b***h SHOULD GO BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE SO HER BOSS TRUMP CAN GRAB HER BY HER P**SY

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Yes, spoilt children always blame someone else and US ‘politicians’ are no exception.

Karma will be a b***h for the US 🙂

p.s I see we have forum word censorship now Joe 🙂

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“Praising Israeli restraint in the ongoing border violence, Haley noted “no country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has”.
I’d like to show Nikki and Donald no restraint if we could ever drag them into a international court of law and charge them with crimes against humanity.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

What are all other nations (not USA-Israel-UK) of the World waiting for recognize the State of Palestine, officially.

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Simple : – They’re not on Saudi/Qatari payroll – They’re not anti-Yankee – They’re not anti-Semitic – They know unbiased by MSM history and refuse to participate such a blöödy fraud – UN has no right to create a country, see UN Charter’s art.80! UN can only grant an observer state status, just like they did to Fakestinian Authority or the Malta Order but as long as you don’t own a land for your country, no matter if nations recognise or not, you can’t be an UN member. The only way to have a Palestinian State is them signing a… Read more »

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As much Haley was disgusting on Syrian, at least Yanks finally decided to do the right thing with the Fakestinian Fraud.
Actually, the “Paleshets” (invaders in Hebrew, it’s the etymological root for Palestina in Latin, note there is no “P” in Arab, how funny invaders can’t even pronounce the name of the country they claim and don’t even know they cal themselves “invaders”) are the occupiers…

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You MUST read the history of your folks! THEY wrote it down, how THEY invaded this land and killed everybody. That is the first documented ethnic cleansing. Then claimed that yahveh gave the land to them.
Also, who says the name is arabic? You, because it suits you? Study phonetics and you’ll find the origin.
There were no arabs in the area when the hebrews carried out the genocide.