US vows UN Security Council veto of proposal on Palestinians

A works walks by an Iron Dome missile defense battery near the city of Sderot in southern Israel

At the same time, Israeli aircraft attacked at least 55 facilities belonging to the Hamas, the Islamist group that runs Gaza, and the Islamic Jihad, a local militant group.

The violence was the most serious escalation since the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas and followed weeks of Palestinian protests in which more than 100 Palestinians have been shot and killed by Israeli forces.

Hamas also hailed the position of Russian Federation, which, the group said, had "stood up for the Palestinians in the face of us bias and unjust Israeli aggression".

"This latest round of attacks is a warning to all of how close to the brink of war we are every day", said Mladenov.

Attempts by the Israeli government to legalise land theft has been bumped off-course following a Supreme Court ruling contradicting a legal precedent which had granted a green light for illegal settlers to seize private Palestinian land.

The US "will unquestionably veto Kuwait's draft resolution", Haley vowed, calling it "a grossly one-sided approach that is morally bankrupt".

According to the resistance group, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump had sought to use the draft resolution to "mask the crimes of the [Israeli] occupation against the Palestinian people in Gaza".

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Israel drew global condemnation for its use of deadly force against mass demonstrations by Gaza Palestinians. He said militant groups in Gaza would commit to the ceasefire as long as Israel did so.

The fact that it was blocked, Haley said the next day, is "outrageous", adding that denunciation of Hamas should have been a "no-brainer".

A draft resolution requires nine votes to be adopted in the 15-member council and no veto from the five permanent members - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States.

The UN Security Council has postponed a vote on a draft resolution calling for the protection of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank after the United States sought changes, diplomats said Thursday.

Israel's military began air strikes soon after. Judging by the marking, Hamas used the cement transferred to Gaza with the UN Agency assisting Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). "This vulnerable Bedouin community, who have already been expelled once by Israel from their former homes in the Negev area, are again threatened unjustly with forced removal", said Coveney. It comes on the heels of weeks of Gazan riots in which the most deadly day, which coincided with the USA embassy opening in Jerusalem, resulted in the IDF shooting and killing 60 Palestinians attempting to breach the border.

Low-level demonstrations and clashes have continued since.

Nikki Haley told the UN Wednesday that to condemn Israel while excusing Hamas' actions is wrong.

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