16 May 2018

US blames Hamas for Gaza violence

The UN Security Council has held an emergency meeting following the deadly violence in Gaza which coincided with America opening its new embassy in Israel in Jerusalem. US Ambassador Nikki Haley said it would be a mistake to blame the deaths on the embassy moving from Tel Aviv to the city which Palestinians view as their capital. Instead, she blamed Hamas and its backers in Iran, while praising Israel for it’s “restraint”.