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More than 1,000 Wounded: Live Ammunition Used Against Protestors with Stones; UN Investigation Blocked by Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley–always at the service of Israel. In a Security Council session held last night, Haley, for the second time in a week, blocked a resolution calling for an investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinian protestors in Gaza.

In response, a statement was issued by Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

“With a sense of shock and outrage, we also condemn the US for preventing the UN Security Council from adopting a statement demanding that Israel respect international law and the right of Palestinian civilians to demonstrate peacefully. Despite the support of other members of the Security Council, the US compounded its culpability by blocking the statement for the second time this week,” Ashrawi said.

“Efforts by members of the White House and American administration, primarily US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, to safeguard Israel’s lawlessness and criminal behavior are further cause for alarm,” she added.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an independent inquiry into the violence. According to Palestinian UN Ambassador Riyad Mansur, 14 of 15 Security Council members were in favor of the draft statement. The US alone blocked it.

The RT video above was uploaded yesterday, prior to the UN session. The latest reports are that at least 27 Palestinians have been killed in the ongoing protests. One of the dead is a Palestinian journalist, Yaser Murtaja–shot yesterday by Israeli troops while wearing a vest marked “PRESS.”

Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja just after being shot by Israeli soldiers on Friday, April 6

So let’s see–we have thousands of people in Gaza trying to break free of their open air prison. The Gaza Strip is blockaded, air, land, and sea. The protestors, armed with nothing more than rocks or the occasional Molotov cocktail, are being fired upon with live ammunition, and the US ambassador to the UN doesn’t think this merits an investigation or even a statement of condemnation.

What exactly was formed 70 years ago? Was it a Jewish state, as it were? Or was it the state of Gog and Magog? Interested readers might care to check out an article I wrote several years ago entitled Gog, Magog and Skunk Water.