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US goes to Security Council to defend ‘innocent Israeli civilians’

An Israeli army tank patrols along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on May 29, 2018. (AFP photo)

The United States is calling for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in the wake of what it claims to be Palestinian aggression against Israel.

The American ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said the meeting should focus on recent mortar attacks fired from Gaza into Israel.

This is while the Israeli military has targeted dozens of bases belonging to Palestinian resistance movements, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, inside the Gaza Strip.

As the Tel Aviv regime continued its aggression, Palestinians also said they were responding to the attacks by shelling Israeli-occupied towns.

“The Security Council should be outraged and respond to this latest bout of violence directed at innocent Israeli civilians, and the Palestinian leadership needs to be held accountable for what they’re allowing to happen in Gaza,” Haley said in a statement.

According to the United States Mission to the United Nations such meeting would probably take place on Wednesday afternoon.

The US president finally broke with decades of US policy and moved US the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, outraging Muslims across the globe.

The city has been designated as “occupied” under international law since the 1967 Arab War, which Palestinians want as the capital of their future state.

Trump made the move despite foreign leaders’ warnings that it could stoke further tensions in the region.

Since US Congress ruled in 1995 that the embassy be relocated from Tel Aviv, every president has deferred the troublesome measure by issuing a six-month waiver.

When Trump faced his first deadline back in June, he also refused to keep his campaign pledge to immediately move the embassy,

The Israeli regime, meanwhile, continues its atrocities and expansionist policies in the region.

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