AU Decries Relocation Of US Embassy To Jerusalem

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Israel has defended its response, blaming Hamas for fomenting violence and insisting it needed to protect nearby Jewish settlements from protesters getting through the border fence.

After Israeli troops killed at least 60 Palestinians, several of them children or teenagers, and injured more than 2,000 while the Trump administration celebrated the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, many American politicians-Democrats and Republicans alike-failed to condemn the bloodshed.

The tragic scenes overshadowed Mrs May's meeting at 10 Downing Street with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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The Gaza protests were part of "The Great March of Return" ― weeks of demonstrations running from late March until the annual Nakba Day on May 15, which commemorates the displacement of Palestinians when the state of Israel was created in 1948. An Israeli drone flew over the demonstrators and dropped tear gas canisters among them and witnesses said an Israeli soldier had shot one Palestinian in the leg.

"Belgium strongly urges both sides to make every effort possible to de-escalate and prevent more bloodshed". He added that there is no peace process without Egypt, which he described as the "older sister that always lends a hand to Palestinians". We are concerned that extremist elements are seeking to hijack legitimate protests to further their own objectives.

"The United States deplores the loss of human life", she said.

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"It is in everyone's interests for peace and stability to prevail in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories". "They're trying to incur casualties in order to put pressure on Israel, which is terrible", Netanyahu told CBS News, according to a transcript of the excerpt.

"We would condemn the violence that has occurred, and I think it's plain to see that the effects of this decision and the ramifications are wide-reaching".

"We call for an global investigation led by the United Nations". "Our best weapon is prayer, we are united", said Panday. The group of senators, members of Congress and activists also criticized president Donald Trump for moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city of Jerusalem.

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"For most right thinking people it made our blood run cold, 2 he said". History will not forgive you.

But the protests in Gaza were about more than the embassy move. European Union leaders will meet their counterparts from six western Balkan countries - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia - in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. "We didn't agree with it but it's a reality now, it won't be our position and we will continue to work for peace in the region".

The Israeli Defense Forces stated Tuesday that 24 of the reported 60 Palestinians killed during violent protests along the border fence were known terrorists, according to The Times of Israel.

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