Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, condemned Kuwait’s proposal for the deployment of an international force along the Gaza Strip border. “The proposal supports Hamas war crimes against Israel,” Danon said. The proposal is expected to be vetoed by the US.

Gaza border, earlier this week

Gaza border, earlier this week Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Israel’s ambassador to the UN Danny Danon responded on Friday to a draft resolution that calls for the deployment of an international force along the Gaza border to protect the residents of Gaza, which was submitted by Kuwait to the UN Security Council members on Thursday.

“This is a new low of cynicism and distortion. Israel will continue to defend its sovereignty and the safety of its citizens against the terror and the murderous violence of Hamas,” Danon said. “This shameful proposal supports Hamas war crimes against Israel and the residents of Gaza who are being sent to die for the sake of preserving Hamas rule.”

Danon later spoke to US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley about Kuwait’s proposal and the US is expected to veto it.

Earlier this week, Haley defended Israel at an emergency UN Security Council meeting that was called due to the events along the Gaza border. “Let’s remember that the Hamas terrorist organization has been inciting violence for years,” Haley said. “No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.”

Despite the Hamas claim that it is not interested in inflating the violence in the area, the organization is encouraging Gaza residents to protest along the border with Israel and clash with IDF forces today, the first Friday of Ramadan. On Thursday, the terrorist group issued a call for mass participation in the border protest, claiming that it would honor the 63 Palestinians who were killed this week in the area.