2018-06-06 / Mideast

Kuwait blocks US statement on rocket attacks

A U.S.-drafted statement condemning rocket attacks on Israel was blocked in the United Nations Security Council by Kuwait.

Kuwait is a non-permanent member of the council and represents the Arab countries.

It blocked the resolution ahead of an emergency Security Council meeting called by the United States to discuss the nearly 24 hours of rocket and mortar strikes by Hamas and Islamic Jihad from the Gaza Strip on southern Israeli communities. (JTA)

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