Israel acted with 'restraint' in Gaza border clash: Haley

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Israel was facing Hamas extremists who incited people who lobbed flaming objects toward the Israeli side of the border fence and urged protest marchers to breach it.
7:51 | 05/15/18

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Q madam president. Today's session was called to discuss the issue. Of mountain at least we are all concerned about balance and ultimately. The United States deplores the loss of human life. But there's a lot of violence throughout the region an out note that the double standard. Is all too common in this chamber and working overtime today. Last week Iranian forces attacked small positions. Sorry last week rain forces attacked Israeli positions on the Golan Heights launching rockets from Syria. This was a reckless provocation an escalation that must be stopped. It is an example of regional violence that should occupy our attention here in the Security Council. Also last week Iranian proxy forces in Yemen launched missiles into Saudi Arabia. It was not the first time they've done. This teen who is regional balance that should occupy our attention here in the Security Council. In recent days Hamas terrorist act fire line. Have incited attacks against Israeli security forces and infrastructure. That its pilots that should occupy our attention to. The common threat and all of this is the key stat line. Conduct of the uranium regime. A regime that insists on promoting balanced throughout the Middle East while depriving its own people of basic human rights. The United States welcomes a discussion of this violence and at least we welcome discussing ways we can cooperate with each other to put an end to this. There is far too little discussion in the security council on Iran's destabilizing presence in Syria. Its promotion of violence in Yemen its support for terrorism and Gaza. And it's dangerous and a legal weapons buildup in Lebanon. However. In the minds of some. Today's meeting was not called to discuss any of those examples of ultimately. Today's meeting was called. To discuss the violence that some suggest with connected with yesterday's opening at the United States embassy in Jerusalem. For some people the embassy opening is said to be a reason to engage and how is that justify. As our president that when he announced the decision in December. The location of our embassy has no bearing on the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. Ford the resolution of contested borders. It has no bearing on Jerusalem's holy. It does not pre judge what ever the parties might negotiate. A peace agreement. It is not under mine the prospects for peace in anyway. And yet for some this is supposedly. A cause for. But let's remember. That the Hamas terrorist organization has been inciting balanced for years. Long before the United States decided to move our embassy. In recent days multiple news organizations have document that Hamas incitement and got. They reported that Hamas maps and social media show the fastest routes to reach Israeli communities. In case demonstrators make it through the security. Reported on Hamas messages over loudspeakers. Urged demonstrators to burst through the fat. Falsely claiming Israeli soldiers were forming. When in fact they were not. Same loudspeakers used by Hamas to urge the crowds to quote get closer get closer. To the security cents. Hamas is attacked the Koreans alone crossing the biggest entry point in Gaza for fuel food and medical supplies. It's an account to charming they are to make the lives of the Palestinian people measurable. They light Molotov cocktails attached to kites on fire. An attempt to flat and into Israel to cause as much destruction as possible. When asked yesterday why he put a swastika on his burning kite. The terrorist responded quote. That genes go crazy when you mention Hitler. I'm quote. It's is what is endangering the people of god. Make no mistake. Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday. I asked my colony theater in the Security Council. Who among us when except this type of activity on your board. No 1 morning. No country in this chamber would act with more restraint. In Israel. In fat records of several countries. He heard today suggests. Aid would be much last restraint. Listen suggests that the Gaza violence has anything to do with the location of the American Embassy are sorely mistaken. Rather the final act comes from those who reject the existence of the State of Israel in any location. Such a motivation. The destruction of the United Nations member state. Is so illegitimate. As to not be worth our time in the Security Council. Others in the time it takes to denounce it. Yesterday's opening of our sent our embassy in Jerusalem is a cause for celebration for the American people. Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem with the right thing to do. It reflects the will of the American people. Reflect our sovereign right to decide that location of our embassy. A right that everyone in this room claims their own country. Importantly moving our embassy to Jerusalem. Also reflects the reality. That Jerusalem. Is the capital of Israel. In his served as Israel's capital since the founding of the state. It is the ancient capital of the Jewish people. There is no plausible peace agreement under which Jerusalem would no longer remain the capital of Israel. Recognizing this reality makes peace more achievable not less. The United States is prepared to support peace negotiations. In a peace agreement in every way we want nothing more than peace. A piece in which people of all faiths are free to worship in Jerusalem. A peaked in much the rights of all people are respected. And the future prospect of all people. It's our right. That peace will only be achieved if it is rooted in the realities. That too many choose to do not. The United States action yesterday promoted the reality and that desire for peace. It is our sincere wish that the nations of the world will join us in this pursuit a credible realistic and enduring peace. If I conclude I want to take a moment to mark the seventieth anniversary of Israel's independence. In this united nations security council. On behalf of the American people. I congratulate our friends in Israel on the remarkable achievement of seventy years of independent. From humble and desperate beginnings. And proud people have realized the prophet Isaiah attention on the light unto the nations. May the next sent me years B ones at strength. I hope and peace and keep.

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