May 15, 2018 / 3:12 PM / 10 months ago

U.S. envoy Haley praises Israel for 'restraint' against Hamas

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers keynote remarks at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas 48th Annual Washington Conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley praised Israel on Tuesday for showing restraint as Palestinian militant group Hamas “has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States decided to move our embassy” to Jerusalem.

Addressing a U.N. Security Council meeting on recent deadly violence in Gaza, Haley said: “No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.”

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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