The US blocked a Security Council statement condemning Israel’s use of force against protesters at the Gaza border.
The US blocked it several times, and the council failed to agree on a joint statement.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an “independent and transparent investigation” and reaffirmed “the readiness” of the world body to revitalise peace efforts.
However, Mansour al-Otaibi, Kuwait’s ambassador to the UN, issued a statement criticising the Security Council’s for failing to take action against Israel.
Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports.