Ha­ley re­ceives he­li­copter se­cu­rity brief­ing in Is­rael, tours Ha­mas ter­ror tun­nel

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(JNS.org) U.S. Am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions Nikki Ha­ley re­ceived a se­cu­rity briefi g Thurs­day from Is­raeli Am­bas­sador to the U.N. Danny Danon and IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi, dur­ing a he­li­copter fli ht from Jerusalem to Is­rael’s bor­der with the Gaza Strip.

Aboard the he­li­copter, Danon de­tailed se­cu­rity chal­lenges posed by Gaza’s rul­ing ter­ror group, Ha­mas.

“Ha­mas pours its re­sources into arms and dig­ging mur­der­ous ter­ror tun­nels in­stead of in­vest­ing in a bet­ter fu­ture for the res­i­dents of Gaza. Th y ed­u­cate their youth to hate Is­rael in­stead of pro­vid­ing them with the op­por­tu­nity to grow and fl ur­ish,” Danon said.

Ha­ley also toured Is­rael’s Keren Shalom bor­der cross­ing with Gaza, sur­veyed a ter­ror tun­nel dug by Ha­mas near Kib­butz Ein Hashlosha and met res­i­dents of Kib­butz Na­hal Oz near Gaza. Kib­butz res­i­dents told Ha­ley that de­spite the con­stant threat of rocket at­tacks em­a­nat­ing from Gaza, they could not see them­selves liv­ing any­where else.

“We fi­nal y feel we have some­one pro­tect­ing us at the U.N.,” said Diana Ben David, a teacher at Kib­butz Na­hal Oz, The Times of Is­rael re­ported.

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