France says Middle East is "explosive", disagrees with US policy


Russian Federation is deeply concerned about the situation in Gaza which is practically besieged, where there is a severe lack of living essentials, food and humanitarian items, the foreign minister said, adding that Russian Federation is ready to provide any assistance to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian issue.

"I was wearing visible full hospital greens".

In keeping with a decision by the worldwide community, successive American administrations were careful not to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

A senior Palestinian official on Wednesday criticized U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and her pledge to "take names" of countries that do not back Washington, saying she had not been appointed "the schoolmarm of the world".

Condemning the United States" move shifting its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the protesters chanted slogans such as "Israel is unacceptable", "Israel's aggression is unacceptable" and "US embassy in Jerusalem is unacceptable'.

At Tuesday's UNSC emergency meeting dedicated to the issue, Haley said, "Those who suggest that the Gaza violence has anything to do with the location of the American embassy are sorely mistaken".

Israel hit a Hamas base in an air raid Thursday, the military said, adding that gunfire from Gaza had targeted its soldiers and damaged a house.

Every week, the Israeli military has responded to the protests near the Gaza fence with lethal and other excessive force, which has resulted to date in the killing of 86 protesters, including 12 children, two journalists, and the injury of approximately 11,000.

In a statement which has been quoted by BBC, Trudeau said Canada is "gravely concerned by the violence in the Gaza Strip that has led to a tragic loss of life and injured countless people".

Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, told Al-Jazeera on Wednesday that the Egyptians "support the right of our people to struggle and the right of return, and stressed their keenness not to allow these marches to degenerate into an armed military confrontation".