Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Israel faces diplomatic fallout after 59 Palestinians are killed at Gaza border

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Ali Al-Qaradaghi, secretary-general of the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), has decried Israeli violence against Palestinian protesters in Gaza and the relocation of Washington's Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"Dozens of Palestinians have died in protests as the USA prepares to open its Jerusalem Embassy", a tweet read, which went viral for its shallow interpretation.

From left, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin claps as White House senior advisor and President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump unveils an inauguration plaque during the opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018.

Hundreds of police officers were deployed around the embassy compound and throughout the city, and many streets were closed down to secure the event.

The move came just hours after Israeli forces fired live ammunition, tear gas and firebombs at Palestinians protesting along the coastal enclave's fence with Israel, killing at least 55 people and wounding more than 2,700 others.

"Israeli regime massacres countless Palestinians in cold blood as they protest in the world's largest open-air prison", Zarif tweeted.

The U.S. on Tuesday blocked the adoption of a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a probe into the violence that broke out on the Gaza border Monday.

Monday is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel (though not according to the Jewish calendar by which it is normally marked in Israel - that was last month).

Palestinians want the eastern part of the city as the capital of a future independent state of their own.

"Choosing a tragic day in Palestinian history (to open the Jerusalem embassy) shows great insensibility and disrespect for the core principles of the peace process", Hamdallah wrote.

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No Israelis were reported killed or injured.

At a gathering point east of Gaza City, organisers urged demonstrators to burst through the fence, telling them Israeli soldiers were fleeing their positions, even as they were reinforcing them.

Indications suggest that some of the demonstrators in Gaza were protesting the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Israeli forces have faced criticism over the use of live fire to confront Palestinians at the border during demonstrations the past seven weeks, but Israeli officials say the actions are necessary to protect the border and accused Hamas militants of using protests as a cover to carry out attacks.

Today Russia waded into the row, claiming they had warned the USA not to move the embassy from Tel Aviv and feared Donald Trump would be a destabilising influence in the Middle East.

"We're supposed to believe that this is Israel's fault that Hamas is trying to storm the border?" he said.

Turkey also said it was recalling its ambassadors to the United States and Israel "for consultations", while South Africa recalled its ambassador to Israel "until further notice".

"Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has made clear that a Conservative government will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital".

Israel has occupied East Jerusalem since the 1967 Middle East war.

"The Palestinian people are looking to the United Nations and the Security Council to activate what this organization has taken upon itself in order to achieve the maintenance of worldwide peace and security", said Kuwaiti Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi.

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