As Palestinian terrorists rain hundreds of rockets down on the Jewish state, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. questions why Israel should “sit back and take” it.
By World Israel News Staff
On Saturday, Nikki Haley responded to Palestinian terrorists’ ongoing rocket fire on Israel with a pointed post on Twitter questioning the double-standard many nations apply to the Jewish State.
“If this was any other country, the international community would raise havoc. No other country would sit back and take this. Why should Israel? #DoubleStandard,” she tweeted.
Former Amb. Haley also shared a video on Twitter showing the devastation caused by Palestinian rockets, which killed an Israeli father of four in Ashkelon, Moshe Agadi, and wounded a number of others severely.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) May 4, 2019
The former ambassador is slated to visit the Jewish state at the end of June to serve as the keynote speaker at a forum hosted by daily newspaper Israel Hayom, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin are scheduled to attend.
During her tenure as the U.S. ambassador to the the United Nations, Haley proved herself a vocal supporter of the Jewish State.
Former Amb. Haley was joined by other leading U.S. diplomats in condemning Palestinian terrorists for the rocket attacks, with President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt tweeting:
“Hamas and [Palestinian Islamic Jihad] have engaged in yet another deplorable act of terrorism, indiscriminately firing hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilian communities. The U.S. stands firmly in support of Israel’s right to self-defense and we call on the international community to do the same.”
In a follow-up tweet, Greenblatt added, “When Hamas and [Palestinian Islamic Jihad] continue to choose terrorism, they prevent the world from trying to help the Palestinians in Gaza and they cause harm to Palestinians.”
The U.S. State Department similarly issued a statement stating, “The United States strongly condemns the ongoing barrage of rocket attacks by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad from Gaza upon innocent civilians and their communities across Israel.
“We call on those responsible for the violence to cease this aggression immediately. We stand with Israel and fully support its right to self-defense against these abhorrent attacks.”