Over 55 Palestinians killed in border clashes with Israeli forces

World       by Dawood Rehman | Published

World by Dawood Rehman | Published

As of around midday on Tuesday, it's estimated that Israeli troops have killed at least 60 Palestinians, including children, demonstrating near the Gaza-Israel border. Haley said, referring to some protestors attempting to storm Israel's border. "It is in everyone's interest for peace to prevail in Israel and the Occupied Territories".

Palestinians want East Jerusalem as their future capital.

Organisers said the day would be set aside for funerals and that turnout for any new protests on the border with Israel would be low.

Tuesday is what Palestinians call their "nakba" anniversary, or catastrophe marking the creation of Israel 70 years ago.

Palestinian Health Ministry officials said 58 protesters were killed and 2,700 injured by live gunfire, tear gas or other means.

Naqba Day was to be observed and protested on Monday this year, as part of the Great March protests and to coincide with the dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

The UK said "the large volume of live fire is extremely concerning" but said protests must be peaceful.

There was absolutely no reason for the Israel armed forces to mercilessly mow down unarmed protesters in the Gaza Strip [on Monday].

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

Palestinian diplomats say they welcome the Trudeau government's decision not to attend the controversial opening of the new American embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.

"Moscow expressed concern from the start over the actions of the U.S. that could lead to provoking tensions in the Middle East", Peskov said.

Israel has been fighting us since 1948.

Since 1967, Israel has built a dozen settlements, home to about 200,000 Jews, in East Jerusalem.

Trump, in a video message, said America "remains fully committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement".

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What happened at the Gaza border?

Some 50,000 Palestinians protested at the border on Monday.

The military said the protesters threw Molotov cocktails, burned tires, and stones at Israeli soldiers positioned along the fence.

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

Hamas leaders have suggested a border breach is possible yesterday, while Israel has warned it would prevent protesters from breaking through the barrier at any cost.

Mogherini called for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

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.

Commentators drew attention to the stark contrast between the images from Jerusalem - of a high-level U.S. delegation, alongside Mr Netanyahu and his wife, celebrating the new USA embassy opening - and the violent images emerging from Gaza.

A Foreign Office spokesperson, in a statement, said the move represents violation of worldwide law and several United Nations Security Council resolutions, in particular resolutions No. 476 and 478.

Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state, and see the USA move as backing Israeli control over the whole of the city.

On Monday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced a 3-day mourning period over the Gaza deaths.

Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, but still maintains control of its air and maritime space.

During the riots, Hamas' usual propaganda efforts were on full display.

He said: "We hear that they opened an embassy today".

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