The Trump administration on Monday blocked a statement by the UN Security Council statement that was intended to call for an investigation of the events on the Israel-Gaza border.
The statement, circulated by Kuwait, included an expression of rage and sorrow on behalf of the Security Council over Israel killing more than 50 Palestinians on Monday. However, the US blocked the statement from being adopted and published.
The Kuwaiti statement also included a call for the creation of an “independent and transparent investigation” into Israel’s actions on the border.
It wasn’t the first time that the U.S. has blocked an action at the Security Council related to Israel’s actions in Gaza, but was notable in light of the high death toll yesterday in Gaza – the highest since the end of the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas.