At a high-level emergency meeting in the UN Security Council late Tuesday, Israel's UN Ambassador Gabriela Shalev defended the country's military action in Gaza, saying Hamas "has no interest in making peace" and only wants to inflict terror on Israel and "tyranny" in Gaza, where its forces hide among innocent civilians.
"We have to defend ourselves," she said. "It is about ensuring the end of terrorism in Gaza, and the end of smuggling in weapons to Gaza."
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