Days of Palestine, New York –US envoy to the UN Samantha Power said on Wednesday that Washington is open to any UNSC resolution but it must “do no harm” to ‘Israel.’
Ambassador Power said that any discussion or measures to be taken regarding the Palestinian issue, the Israeli occupation must accept them.
“We do not think there are shortcuts or unilateral measures that can be taken at the United Nations or any place else that will bring about the outcome that the Palestinian people, ‘Israel’ has to be a part of it,” she said.
Referring to a Palestinian draft resolution planned to be introduced to the UNSC that is calling for putting a timeline for ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian lands occupied in 1967, Power said: “So to think that you can come to New York and secure what needs to be worked out on the ground, without ‘Israel,’ is not realistic.”
Israeli occupation killed more than 2,160 Palestinians, most of them civilians according to UN statistics, and wounded more than 11,000 others in a 51-day massive war on the Gaza Strip.
During this war, the occupation violated all human rights laws regarding collective punishment, targeting civilian houses and demolishing them on the heads of their dwellers, targeting schools and universities, hospitals and human shelters.
The US insists that it would veto any UN resolution including any direct or indirect condemnation to the Israeli occupation.