By Jonathan Benedek
“It is not for you to fight this battle; stand by, wait, and witness your deliverance by Hashem, O Yehuda and Yerushalayim; do not fear or be dismayed; go forth to meet them tomorrow and Hashem will be with you.’” II Chronicles 20:17 (The Israel Bible™)
For the second week in a row, the United States has blocked a United Nations (UN) Security Council statement that would demand a probe into the IDF’s response over the last two weeks, to Palestinian riots at the Gaza border.
The statement, once again being circulated by the non-permanent Security Council member of Kuwait, also expressed sorrow over the loss of Palestinian lives. The US, for its part, conveyed its warnings and pleas for Palestinians in Gaza to avoid taking part in the riots, which are being instigated by the Hamas terrorist organization that has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007.
“We condemn leaders and protesters who call for violence or who send protesters including children to the fence, knowing that they may be injured or killed,” said US Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt ahead of the second round of riots on Friday.
“Instead, we call for a renewed focus by all parties on finding solutions to the dire humanitarian challenges facing Gazans.”