The US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley shamelessly claimed "no country would act with greater restraint than "Israel"", as the death toll of Palestinians martyred by "Israeli" troops passed 60 and some 2,700 had been wounded.
While the shooting of mostly unarmed Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border fence received widespread international condemnation, criticism within the US was muted.
Haley repeated a claim made the day before by the White House, that the Hamas resistance movement was responsible for the deaths and injuries.
Addressing the UN Security Council on Tuesday, she said: Let's remember that Hamas [...] has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States decided to move our embassy.
While reports from Gaza confirmed that the majority of protesters were unarmed, Haley called attention to the tactics employed by some, which included the use of Molotov cocktails attached to kites. She also accused Hamas of "making use of loudspeakers to urge protesters."
"No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than "Israel" has," she alleged.
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