Haley Challenges Palestine’s “Peaceful Protest?”
Six weeks of Palestinian demonstrations on the Israel-Gaza border have been deliberately engineered by Hamas to portray as a peaceful protest movement what has in fact been a military strategy to fatally undermine Israel, a leading international expert on counter-terrorism strategy said according to algemeiner.com.
“In reality these demonstrations are far from peaceful, but are carefully planned and orchestrated tactical operations by a terrorist organization intending to break through the border of a sovereign state and commit mass murder in the communities beyond, using their own civilians as cover,” said former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, Col. Richard Kemp in a new report on Gaza by the independent High-Level Military Group (HLMG).
“Hamas’s use of actual smoke and mirrors to conceal its aggressive maneuvering on the Gaza border is the perfect metaphor for a strategy that has no viable military purpose but seeks to deceive the international community into criminalizing a democratic state defending its citizens,” Kemp wrote.
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“Israel Has The Right To Defend Itself”
The United States reportedly blocked a controversial statement by the United Nations Security Council Tuesday that called for an independent investigation into the deaths of “Palestinian civilians” during “peaceful protests” over the US embassy opening.
Yahoo News, reported that the initial draft of the resolution expressed “outrage and sorrow” over the deaths of “civilians exercising their right” to protest at the Israeli-Gaza border as the United States held opening ceremonies for its new embassy in the heart of Jerusalem.
“The Security Council expresses its outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian civilians exercising their right to peaceful protest,” said an early draft of the statement.
“The Security Council calls for an independent and transparent investigation into these actions to ensure accountability,” added the resolution.
The White House blamed the mounting death toll on Hamas-linked terrorists, saying the organization was intentionally “provoking this response” to gain international attention.
“The responsibility for these tragic deaths rests squarely with Hamas,” Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said Monday. “Hamas is intentionally and cynically provoking this response. And as the Secretary of State said, Israel has the right to defend itself.”
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