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US Supports Israel's Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza Strip

  • UNSC meeting room in New York, U.S. May 13, 2021.

    UNSC meeting room in New York, U.S. May 13, 2021. | Photo: Twitter/ @NorwayUN

Published 16 May 2021

Opposing a statement that would end the killing of civilians makes President Biden responsible for over 180 civilian deaths in Gaza. 

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sunday held an urgent meeting on the Palestine-Israel issue without reaching an agreement due to the U.S. stance in favor of Israel. 

The meeting focused on the spiral of violence unleashed by the Israeli army's endless bombings against the over two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip.


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"This senseless cycle of bloodshed, terror, and destruction must stop immediately," said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who called Israel's actions "a massacre".

This is the third time the UNSC has met this week (the two first were private) to issue a statement on the most urgent matter in the Middle East, where Israel's indiscriminate violence has taken the lives of 188 civilians, many of them women and children.

The U.S. Ambassador to the UN said that her country did not consider a UNSC statement to be appropriate as it could affect her government's alleged efforts to bring about a ceasefire.

The rest of the members regretted the complicit position of the U.S. delegation, which is backing Israel's campaign of ethnic extermination against the Palestinian people.

The meeting was also attended by Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad al-Maliki and Israel's Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan, who blamed each other for being responsible for the escalation.

In an attempt to justify his country's slaughter, Erdan accused Hamas of planning this crisis, which is unfounded since it was Israel who started the bombings in retaliation to Palestinian protests against the frequent evictions they suffer.

UNSC members agree that Israel's actions violate International Law, especially International Humanitarian Law, and they hope the U.S. will amend its decision and depoliticize a humanitarian issue such as Palestine.

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