Palestinians burying their dead after 58 killed in Gaza clashes

  • Palestinians burying their dead after 58 killed in Gaza clashes

Palestinians burying their dead after 58 killed in Gaza clashes

Israel's military said 40,000 Palestinians had taken part in the protests and clashes.

The Palestinian Authority's leader condemned a "massacre".

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

While Israel had a right to defend its borders, she said "the use of live fire and the resultant loss of life is deeply troubling".

Trump, in a recorded message on Monday, said he remained committed to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Palestinians see the eastern part of Jerusalem as their capital while Israel considers the entire city its capital.

Palestinians on Tuesday marked the Nakba, or "catastrophe", commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in the 1948 war surrounding Israel's creation.

She wanted a discussion with him for a couple of weeks, but they kept missing each other. "Many of them, shot hundreds of metres from the border, and many of them, children".

Saeb Erekat, a senior Abbas aide, blasted the Trump administration yesterday, saying Trump had violated a promise to hold off on moving the embassy to give peace talks a chance and that his administration is "based on lies".

He said that while the protests may not have been peaceful, the use of live ammunition was an inappropriate response.

"The blockade of Gaza is inhumane and must end", he added.

Veteran Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Soames urged the United Kingdom to have a "less limp" response.

"But the actions today, both the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem and these tragedies in southern Israel, we don't think will impact the peace plan".

Israel says the demonstrations are orchestrated by Hamas and has insisted its forces are acting "according to standard operating procedures".

A recent LifeWay poll found that about 80 per cent of conservative Christians in the USA believe Israel's founding in 1948 fulfilled a biblical prophecy and was a sign that Jesus would soon return to Earth, bringing salvation for believers.

And due to the religious dimension to the fight over Jerusalem, observers fear that Kenya's show might place it at more risk of terror attacks. Demonstrators gathered at several locations on the fenced enclave's border.

An Israeli government spokesman had no immediate reaction to the cascade of criticism.

Mr Netanyahu defended his military, saying: "Every country has an obligation to defend its borders".

Most of the dead were killed by Israeli fire near the border. Others continued to protest armed with rocks and burning tires as Israel reportedly killed at least two more demonstrators during the "March for Return" Tuesday. The alternatives to a two-state solution.

Washington's regional allies have publicly expressed dismay about the embassy move, but they share a determination with Washington to thwart what they view as Iran's expansionism in the region.

Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his gratitude towards United States President Donald Trump for opening the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said the USA decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem was part of its attempts to undermine global institutions, along with its withdrawal from the Paris climate treaty and Iran nuclear agreement.

The move fulfilled a pledge by US President Donald Trump, who in December recognized the contested city as the Israeli capital.

What is the Gaza Strip?

Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, but still maintains control of its air and maritime space. "The media are playing propaganda wing for a terrorist group".