The U.S.’ ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, called out Security Council members for failing to condemn the most recent and indiscriminate attacks on Israel. In the last month, Hamas, along with its allied group Islamic Jihad has fired close to 180 mortar shells and rockets to Israel, many of them made in Iran.
On May 29 alone, 70 mortars from Gaza were shot to Israel, causing injuries and hitting, among other civilian targets, the playground of a kindergarten.
Head of Hamas in Gaza Yahya Sinwar said in an interview 10 days ago that his organization was coordinating on an “almost daily” basis with Iran and its proxy Hezbollah, a Lebanese-based terror organization.
Haley (see her short speech below) called out Security Council countries for their hypocrisy when it comes to its policy of supporting the terror group Hamas against Israel.
“Who among us would accept 70 rockets launched into your country? We all know the answer to that. No one would,” she chided.
Haley made three main points in her speech:
- The desired outcome of the attacks was to maximize civilian casualties.
- The attacks prove “the falsehood of the idea that the people of Gaza require international protection. The people of Gaza do not need protection from an external source,” she said. “The people of Gaza need protection from Hamas. It is the actions of Hamas that are putting Gazans in grave danger. Hamas’s indiscriminate attacks against Israel inevitably bring a response.”
- The countries of the world ignore the fact that Hamas terrorists repeatedly attack the border crossing (as they recently did), destroying truckloads of humanitarian aid sent from Israel for the people of Gaza — not to mention the fact that a few of the rockets that missed managed to hit three major power lines in Gaza, knocking out electric power to tens of thousands of Palestinians.
In 2014, Hamas’ Al Qassam Brigades’ spokesman, Abu Obeida, openly thanked Iran for its support of Hamas in its goal to eliminate Israel. Obeida praised Iran for “not being cheap” in its donations of “money, weapons and other equipment.”
At the time, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said, “Hamas is Iran, Iran is Hamas. The terror along the security fence is an Iranian mission.”