Palestinian Envoy Recalled From Washington DC Over US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Palestinian Envoy Recalled From Washington DC Over US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Palestinian Envoy Recalled From Washington DC Over US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Israeli ambassador Danny Danon told the council: "You must tell Hamas that violence is not the answer".

Israel has blamed Hamas for the deadly violence, saying the terror group encouraged and led the protests, which included attacks on Israeli troops and attempts to breach the border fence.

On Tuesday, Trudeau reiterated Canada's long-held position calling for an end to the violence and for both sides to get back to the negotiating table. Nakba Day not only honors the displacement of Palestinians, but also advocates for their right to return. It was unclear whether large crowds would turn up at the border on Tuesday for the climax to the campaign after the heavy fatalities suffered on Monday. "It's really an unfortunate incident now that we have people killed, but they were not supposed to be killed ... if relevant United Nations resolutions were followed", Nandi-Ndaitwah noted. The article referred to an Army Radio report that had quoted a "senior Israeli diplomatic source". The area was relatively quiet early in the day, with many Gazans at the funerals.

Border Police officers arrest Palestinians during a protest on Nakba Day at Jaffa Gate, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 15, 2018.

Nearly 3,000 people were injured as protests at the border between Israel and Palestine turned ugly.

"We were at the tent camp east of Gaza when the Israelis fired lots of tear gas", Heyam Omar said. I took her further away.

"I am profoundly alarmed and concerned by the sharp escalation of violence and the number of Palestinians killed and injured in the Gaza protests", said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres.

On Tuesday, Erdogan announced that Turkey would withdraw its ambassadors from Washington and Tel Aviv and expel the Israeli ambassador in Ankara in response to the killing of scores of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on the bloodiest day of protests in weeks.


The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has defended Israel for its "restraint" in dealing with protests that left at least 60 Palestinians dead in violent clashes with the military.

"Bolivia rejects and strongly condemns the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem".

Israel considers the entire city its capital, while the Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Israel occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the worldwide community.

He said that as an occupying power Israel was required under the Geneva Convention to provide protection for Palestinian civilians "but they failed to do that so this is why we want the council to do something about that". Talks aimed a finding a two-state solution to the conflict have been frozen since 2014.

Kuwait's Ambassador Mansour al-Otaibi and other ambassadors widely criticized the USA move at the meeting, saying it has the potential to ignite even more violence in an already unstable region. Hamas denied instigating it but the White House backed Netanyahu.

"The EU could play the role of the honest mediator between Palestinians and Israelis to find peace".

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