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America closes ranks with Israel and accuses Iran of fueling violence

France and the United Kingdom Require Security Council to investigate the use of ammunition against Palestinian civilians

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America closes ranks with Israel and accuses Iran of fueling violence

The United States closes ranks around Israel. "No country would have acted with more restraint," Ambassador Nikki Haley told United Nations Security Council when she referred to bloodbath in Gaza during protests about inauguration of her embassy in Jerusalem. The representative of administration chaired by Donald Trump took advantage of to point out Iran as responsible for tension in Orient, with its support for Hamas's "terrorists".

The debate, convened as an emergency at request of Kuwait, began with a minute of silence in memory of more than one centener of victims in this wave of violence since end of March. The Secretary-General of United Nations, António Guterres, has already declared himself "deeply alarmed" with situation of tension and expressly asked authorities of Israel to "gauge" use of force against demonstrators.

Nickolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for Middle East peace process, participated in video conference from Jerusalem. "There is no excuse for murders," he condemned addressing two warring parties, "and less for cause of peace." "The anger of population, if not channeled in a constructive way, will lead to more destruction," he said, referring to growing frustration of Palestinians, "we must take a step forward and prevent war."

Kuwait, which occupies on behalf of Arab countries a seat in this body of UN, circulated on eve of meeting a draft declaration in which it condemned massacre of civilians and requested an investigation that allows to debug responsibilities. The US blocked it and is now looking for an alternative resolution to ensure protection of civilians, "for Israel to responsible as an occupying force."

Israel also calls on Security Council to rule, but in its case Ambassador Danny Harms he believes that he should do so to condemn that Hamas is provoking thousands of Palestinians to comment on acts of violence against Israeli civilians by "inciting Cross border "of Gaza. "There is nothing peaceful about se protests," he reiterated, " transfer of embassy is an excuse." It defended right of any country to defend itself "in face of a Hamas-planned movement."

RT @USUN: On This historic day, Ambassador @dannydanon and I celebrated our US — Israel friendship and move of our embassy to Jerusalem. USEmbassyJerusalem USLeadership

— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) May 14, 2018

The United States, its main ally in UN, also directly holds Hamas responsible for massacre. "She is delighted with results of yesterday," said Ambassador Nikki Haley, "No one is mistaken." He reiterated, likewise, that transfer of embassy to Jerusalem was not a change in peace process. "It's right thing, it's our right and it must be a cause for celebration," he insisted, "peace can only be achieved if reality is recognized."

The representative of United Kingdom, Karen Pierce, acknowledged Israel's right to defend itself but was in favour of an independent investigation into conduct of its military forces. "The volume of ammunition used cannot be ignored," he said. His French counterpart, Francois Delattre, warns that a situation is being "very close to that of a perfect storm" throughout region. "This only reinforces radical movements," he inaugurated.

The United Nations envoy insisted during debate that current situation reveals " urgent need" to reach a political solution to conflict. The UN Secretary-General reiterated Monday that only "viable" alternative is solution of two states, "with Palestine and Israel living as neighbors in peace and Jerusalem as capital." The fear is that this escalation will degenerate into a religious conflict that destabilizes entire region.


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