Israeli soldiers kill 28 Palestinians in Gaza protests against United States embassy


"We're aware of the reports of continued violence in Gaza today".

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain slammed Israel's military for opening fire on protestors, but they stopped short of mentioning the United States embassy move.

The opening of the U.S. coincided with the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding.

The statement also called on Islamic nations and governments "to remain vigilant in the face of plots hatched by the Zionist regime (of Israel) and its allies".

Israel police have deployed thousands of police officers in Jerusalem for the USA embassy relocation ceremony.

"These are 2 million Palestinians that live in the most crowded area in the world", Palestinian-American Anas Amireh said.

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The relocation of the embassy on Monday sparked protests in Gaza, with Israeli forces killing dozens of demonstrators, including children.

The opening of the new embassy in Jerusalem coincides with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel.

Abul Gheit said the move "represents an extremely risky step" and "I don't think the American administration realises its real implications in the short and long terms".

KENYON: Well, certainly Palestinian aspirations for a state of their own with East Jerusalem as its capital, it feels a lot farther away today.

As the death toll climbed Monday, Trump took to Twitter urging people to watch the embassy opening on television and declaring it "A great day for Israel!"

The United States has officially relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in a deeply controversial move that angered Palestinians and drew widespread global condemnation, Al Jazeera reported.

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Hamas and other jihadist groups have "a national and religious issue around which to rally: defense of Jerusalem", Mr. Miller said. The Trump administration has avoided that description, and noted that the city's final borders should be decided by the parties.

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But critics of the move, including some European officials, say the US decision will only serve to exacerbate tensions and make it more hard for the offer itself as a neutral party. "Hamas and the leaders of the demonstrations have a responsibility to prevent all violent actions and provocations".

"The United States remains fully committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement". The spokesman said that the current plan to resolve the middle East conflict is in the process of active discussion and will be presented to the public.

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