US Calls Draft UN Resolution on Israel 'One-Sided"
The United States will "unquestionably" veto a Kuwaiti-sponsored resolution on protecting Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank when it comes up for a vote in the Security Council Friday.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley calls the draft a "grossly one-sided" and "morally bankrupt" approach on stopping the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
She says while the draft demands Israel stop "excessive and indiscriminate" use of force, it is Hamas that fired 70 rockets into Israeli towns this week.
Haley warns any council member that votes in favor of the draft resolution "will clarify their own lack of fitness to take part in any credible negotiations between the two parties."
As a permanent member of the Security Council, the United States has veto power and can kill a draft.
Heavy Fighting Traps Civilians inside Eastern Libyan City
More than 120,000 people are trapped inside the eastern Libyan city of Derna by heavy fighting between Islamists and forces commanded by General Khalifa Haftar.
A U.N. report Thursday said Derna has suffered through "unprecedented" violence over the past several weeks, including bombardments and airstrikes.
There are severe shortages of food, water, medicine and electricity.
One report said there have been no deliveries of aid since mid-March.
Haftar's Libyan National Army is trying to take back the city from a coalition of Islamists and local fighters, whom he calls terrorists.
Derna is the only city in eastern Libya that the LNA does not control.