Egypt Reportedly Helps Calm Things Down at Gaza Border


"No one would. No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has", she added.

At least 59 people, including unarmed women and six children, were shot dead while more than 2,700 others were injured by Israeli soldiers during protests over President Donald Trump's controversial relocation of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv, a move that has been praised by Israelis but has enraged Palestinians and the governments of other countries, including in the European Union, and Iran and Russian Federation. One Twitter user even garnered thousands of retweets for his criticism of The New York Times - which, in a tweet, used the passive voice in describing the nature of Palestinian deaths. More than 2,700 Palestinians were injured, the ministry said.

Mr Erdogan has called an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Friday to discuss the Gaza violence.

In December past year, the African Union retaliated their support for Palestine in its quest for an independent and sovereign State with East Jerusalem as its capital. "We remember our friends and Guatemala is our friend, then and now".

Protests and sporadic incidents flared again Tuesday on the Gaza border, though they were far fewer in number than the previous day, with two Palestinians killed by Israeli fire, Gaza's health ministry said.

Israel's military dropped leaflets into the enclave on Monday, warning Palestinians "not to serve as a tool of Hamas" or approach or damage Israel's frontier fence.

Tuesday's event was planned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nakba ("catastrophe" in Arabic), when at least 700,000 Palestinians were forced to leave their homes. Gunshots were fired in the air.

The National Education Health & Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) on Wednesday joined the chorus of condemnation aimed at Israel over the fatal shooting of more than 50 Palestinians in Gaza, as they protested against the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"We have watched the demonstrations over the past six weeks".

The weekly protests peaked on Monday when about 40,000 Gaza residents descended on the border area. "Israel did exactly what America is doing, and the world ought to condemn, A, Hamas and also the media that incentivizes and encourages Hamas to do this by reporting in such a biased manner".

"These killings - we always say they are not warranted". Statements claiming that people recently killed in Gaza, including children, were terrorists, are outrageous, Russia's Acting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on Wednesday.

At an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

The Irish embassy will remain in Tel Aviv, he said.

Israel and Egypt, citing security concerns, maintain a de facto blockade on Gaza that has reduced its economy to a state of collapse during more than a decade of Hamas rule and repeated war with Israel.

"Rather, the violence comes from those who reject the existence of the state of Israel in any location", she said. "It does not undermine the prospects for peace in any way".

The Trump administration's response to the violence in Gaza this week once again places it at odds with Europe and key U.S. allies.