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Palestinian Authority Recalls US Ambassador Over Jerusalem Embassy Move

Palestinian Authority Recalls US Ambassador Over Jerusalem Embassy Move

Turkey on Monday recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Israel following the opening of the new embassy, and South Africa recalled its ambassador to Israel in response to the government's reaction to violent clashes along the Gaza border.

Over sixty Palestinians were killed during Monday protests over the opening of the new United States embassy in Jerusalem, one day ahead of 'Nakba Day, ' according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

Fifty-eight people were killed on Monday when Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian protesters. The family said she died of inhaling tear gas.

It was the deadliest day since the 2014 Gaza War.

Amnesty International's global press office said local health authorities are appealing for worldwide assistance as they attempt to reckon with the violence.

"They can't do anything".

The draft statement, seen by CNN, included language expressing "outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian civilians exercising their right to peaceful protest".

The debate underscored the gulf between the United States and Israel on one side and most other countries on the other in their assessments of six weeks of escalating tensions at the Gaza border about 40 miles from Jerusalem.

"But it's the global community who can help".

Doctors Without Borders called on the Israeli army to stop using deadly force against demonstrators, saying their actions were "unacceptable and inhuman".

The Israeli military said Monday in a statement that some protesters "hurled firebombs and explosive devices at the security fence and Israeli troops".

Other speakers at the St. Louis protest said Americans need to be aware that their tax dollars, given to Israel, are used to fund violence against Palestinians.




While addressing a UNSC meeting Riyad Mansour said that the U.S. was responsible for the Palestinian deaths.

Palestinian officials said that, as well as those killed, about 2,700 people were injured in Monday's violence - which they condemned as a massacre.

"Yesterday in Israel all day, the TV news just showed a split screen: Half of it was from the shootings in Gaza, and the number of casualties was increasing by the minute".

They included Israel and Honduras. "In fact, the records of several countries here today suggest they would be much less restrained".

As Israel has faced a growing backlash and new charges of using excessive force against Palestinians, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley praised Israel for showing restraint as Palestinian resistance group Hamas "has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States made a decision to move our embassy" to Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, in Gaza, at least fifty-five Palestinians have been martyred and over 2700 injured in clashes with Israeli troops in the wake of opening of United States embassy in Jerusalem.

"Erdogan is one of the biggest supporters of Hamas, so there's no doubt he's an expert on terror and slaughter", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted.

Sanders also said "Hamas violence does not justify Israel firing on unarmed protesters" as a response to claims by the Israeli and us governments that place blame for the dozens of protesters killed "squarely on Hamas". He also accused the Islamist movement Hamas of taking "the people of Gaza hostage".

Kuwait, the only Arab nation with a current seat on the Security Council, said it would circulate a draft resolution on "providing global protection to the Palestinian people".

The meeting between Mr Coveney and Israeli ambassador Zeev Bokar took place between 08:00 and O8:30 BST on Tuesday.

But during a UN Security Council meeting, U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley said: "No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has".

Israel has faced backlash from the worldwide community for its handling of the demonstrations.