Gaza militants fire two rockets at Israel

06 June, 2018, 12:51 | Author: Kim Reid
  • US vetoes UN resolution offering 'protection' for Palestinians | TheHill

The United States is vowing to veto an Arab-backed resolution that asks the U.N. chief to propose measures to ensure "international protection" for Palestinian civilians.

The draft proposed by Kuwait garnered 10 votes in favour, but the USA vetoed the text, which it said failed to even mention Hamas, and the group's responsibility for protecting civilians. Three council members - Kuwait, Russia and Bolivia - voted against it, and the remaining 11 members abstained.

America has backed Israel utterly on the Gaza subject.

On Friday, June 1, at the border of the Gaza strip during the next, the tenth, the "March of return", recorded at least five foci of unrest.

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Hamas and other militants bombarded southern Israel with rockets and mortars on Tuesday and Israel responded by striking targets throughout Gaza.

Palestinian groups in Gaza, including the strip's rulers Hamas, said a ceasefire deal was reached after the flare-up, although there was no confirmation from Israel.

The resolution, which was revised three times and was said to have been "watered down", previously called for worldwide protection for the Palestinian people. ( Yousef Basam/ TRTWorld ) Palestinians using sling shots launch stones along the illegally constructed Gaza border fence. The Israelis have additionally accused Hamas and its militant associates in Gaza of utilizing the protests as cowl for sending attackers into Israel. ( Yousef Basam/ TRTWorld ) First aid responders are also at risk and have been targeted and killed by Israeli forces during the march.

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon called the proposal unworthy of consideration.

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"Hamas need to prevent incidents at the fence".

She called it "grossly one-sided" for not mentioning Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza.

The latest escalation came hours after thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of a young female volunteer medic killed by Israeli fire in violence on the border in southern Gaza.

It would be the second time that Haley has resorted to U.S. veto power to block a United Nations measure on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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The Kuwaiti text, circulated after weeks of violence in Gaza between Palestinians and Israeli security forces, deplores the use of excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force by the Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians.

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