U.S. vetoes U.N. resolution denouncing violence against Palestinians

U.S. vetoes U.N. resolution denouncing violence against PalestiniansBy Rodrigo Campos UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States vetoed on Friday a Kuwaiti-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that condemned Israel’s use of force against Palestinian civilians, underlining Washington’s differences with friends and foes alike over the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Later, a second, U.S.-drafted resolution that blamed Hamas for the violence and upheld Israel’s right to defend itself failed to attract any other country’s support when it was put to vote in the 15-member council. Blasting the council majority, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the two votes showed it was willing to blame Israel and unwilling to blame Hamas, the Islamist group that dominates Gaza.


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US votes against UN resolution denouncing Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians

US votes against UN resolution denouncing Israel's use of force against Palestinian civiliansThe United States has vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s use of force in seeking to squelch protests at the border with Gaza. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley rejected the Kuwaiti-authored resolution – which sought “international protectionâ€� for Palestinian civilians – as “grossly one-sidedâ€� and “morally bankruptâ€�, saying it failed to mention Hamas’s role in instigating violence. Thousands of Palestinians were wounded and scores died as Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinians rushing the fences, some of them wielding flaming tyres or floating explosives on kites.


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