by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/14/18, 10:24 am
The UN General Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and rejecting a U.S. demand to condemn the Palestinian militant group Hamas for its role in the conflict. In response to near-weekly protests since March 30 along the Israel-Gaza border, Israeli gunfire has killed more than 120 Palestinians and wounded more than 3,800. Israel insists it is protecting its border. Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon told the UN assembly that Hamas was conducting “a violent assault on Israel” and aimed to seize its main cities of Haifa, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem.