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Nikki Haley walks out of U.N. Security Council meeting as Palestinian envoy begins to speak


Added 05-15-18 03:59:02pm EST - “Israeli forces killed 62 Palestinians, and Nikki Haley won't even sit through a U.N. meeting.” - Thinkprogress.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thinkprogress.org: “Nikki Haley walks out of U.N. Security Council meeting as Palestinian envoy begins to speak”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley walked out of a Security Council meeting on Tuesday when the Palestinian envoy began to speak, just hours after she praised Israel for acting with “restraint” in handling the protests in Gaza.

The Security Council was holding an emergency meeting to discuss the violence in Gaza. Israeli forces killed at least 62 Palestinians protesting along the border fence on Monday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza. That number included several children, one of whom was just 8 months old. More than 3,100 others were wounded.

Haley told the Security Council that Hamas, with the help of Iran, was to blame for the violence and pointed to Molotov cocktails being flown into Israel via kites.

“I ask my colleagues here in the Security Council: who among us would accept this type of activity on your border?” she said. “No one would. No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.”

Haley did not mention the Israeli soldiers and snipers firing at the Palestinian protesters or the death toll from Monday. Less than two later, when Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour began to speak, she walked out of the meeting.

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