VIDEO: Haley Tours Hamas Terror Tunnel, Receives Helicopter Security Briefing in Israel

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley visits at a terror tunnel built by Hamas on the border of Israel with the Gaza Strip, June 8, 2017. Photo by Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel aviv *** Local Caption *** ניקי היילי או"ם ארצות הברית שליחה פגישה אמריקה דרום מנהרה
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley received a security briefing Thursday from Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon and IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi, during a helicopter flight from Jerusalem to Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley with Israel’s envoy to the UN, Danny Danon (to her left), and IDF Deputy Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, (far right), June 8, 2017. (IDF)

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. They educate their youth to hate Israel instead of providing them with the opportunity to grow and flourish,” Danon said.

UN envoy Nikki Haley and Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon on the Lebanese border, June 8, 2017. (David Azagury/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

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.

UN envoy Nikki Haley listens to a briefing from an IDF officer on the Lebanese border on June 8 2017 with Deputy IDF Chief Aviv Kochavi, center, and Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon (David Azagury/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv)

“We finally 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.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks to IDF Deputy Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, near a Hamas-dug tunnel near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, June 8, 2017. (IDF)

Haley’s security briefing and tour of the Gaza border followed her visit Wednesday to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.





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