There are few members of the Trump administration who are more hardcore than Nikki Haley, the US’ Ambassador to the UN.
Haley has, on multiple occasions, addressed the floor filled with ambassadors to nations who believe the US has no business conducting our foreign relations as we see fit, and even had an epic mic drop moment last year when she very clearly pointed out if the UN does not like where the US puts their embassies, they can find another wealthy nation to fund the majority of UN operations.
This was, of course, in response to the vast majority of UN member states openly condemning Trump’s decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the long-recognized capitol of the state of Israel.
The historic opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem took place on Monday, just in time for the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel. For months leading up to this event, however, Hamas-led “protesters” have been trying to breach the barrier on the Gaza strip, resulting in a growing number of lives lost at the hand of Israeli soldiers.
Now, if you were only to watch the mainstream media, you’d think these poor, innocent civilians who wanted to simply practice their right to free speech are being mowed down by evil Israeli troops, but according to Hamas’ publically stated intentions, they’re trying to break down the barrier to cause death and destruction, of course.
Haley took to the floor of the UN once again this week to set member nations straight about who the villain is.
Then, when a Palestinian observer took the floor to condemn Israel, Haley got up and walked out of the room.
The moment was captured in this now-famous photograph:
U.S. Ambassador to the #UnitedNations Nikki Haley walks out of the chamber as Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour begins to speak at a #UN Security Council meeting 📷: @drewangerer pic.twitter.com/k8QIwK7xeg
— Getty Images News (@GettyImagesNews) May 15, 2018
Haley is just the kind of person we need on the world stage defending the sovereignty of nations like the US and Isreal who are constantly demonized and yet consistently conduct their foreign relations in a far more tolerant manner than most UN member states would.
Here is what she said before leaving the room:
Let’s remember that the Hamas terrorist organization has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States decided to move our embassy.
In recent days, multiple news organizations have documented the Hamas incitement in Gaza. They have reported that Hamas maps and social media show the fastest routes to reach Israeli communities in case demonstrators make it through the security fence. They have reported on Hamas messages over loudspeakers that urge demonstrators to burst through the fence, falsely claiming Israeli soldiers were fleeing, when in fact, they were not. The same loudspeakers are used by Hamas to urge the crowds to “Get closer! Get closer!” to the security fence.
Hamas has attacked the Kerem Shalom crossing, the biggest entry point in Gaza for fuel, food, and medical supplies. This is how determined they are to make the lives of the Palestinian people miserable. They light Molotov cocktails attached to kites on fire and attempt to fly them into Israel to cause as much destruction as possible. When asked yesterday why he put a swastika on his burning kite, the terrorist responded, “The Jews go crazy when you mention Hitler.”
This is what is endangering the people of Gaza. Make no mistake: Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday.
I ask my colleagues here in the Security Council, who among us would accept this type of activity on your border? No one would. No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has. In fact, the records of several countries here today suggest they would be much less restrained.