The UN Security Council looks set to vote Friday on a Kuwaiti-drafted resolution seeking protections for Palestinians in Gaza after the Thursday session was delayed.
The draft lambasting excessive use of force by the Zionist occupation against Gazan protesters and escalation of violence on the border with the occupied territories was largely expected on Thursday.
It was delayed after US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned she would “unquestionably veto” the Arab-backed resolution she called “one-sided and morally bankrupt as it exclusively blamed Israel for the violence.”
Haley said the resolution never mentioned Hamas Palestinian resistance group.
The 15-nation body has a meeting scheduled for 19:00GMT Friday that will deal with the “situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian cause.”
Earlier, the UN human rights commissioner demanded that Israeli occupation soldiers ‘exercise restraint’ in using live fire against Gazans, who seek to return to their ancestral lands. Over a hundred have been martyred and thousands have been wounded since the “Great March of Return” began two months ago.