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Moving US embassy nothing to do with Gaza violence - Nikki Haley

16 May 2018

"Our government has been shamefully silent on recent developments in Gaza, and the Prime Minister should condemn the violence, call on Israel to cease violations of worldwide law, and support an independent investigation into these deaths".

The fresh violence in Gaza on Monday, when Israel´s army killed 60 Palestinians during protests, came as the USA formally moved its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

He said there was no excuse for the deaths and more than 1,300 reported injuries.

Freeland's response was criticized for using a passive voice, and failing to condemn Israel for the violence. "It must protect its borders from infiltration and terrorism, but it must do so proportionally".

Turkey's envoys in Israel and the USA were recalled for consultations, the official Anadolu news agency reported late Monday, citing Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag.

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The moves fall short of formal expulsions but come after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Israel committed "genocide" in killing dozens of Palestinians along the Gaza border. But in the wake of Monday's deadly violence, they morphed into demonstrations against Israel's excessive use of force.

Qawasmi said Palestinians will never be settled with a reality where Jerusalem is Israel's capital because it is the capital of Palestine and that any peace negotiations about recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will be rejected.

She attended funerals Tuesday, and she says she plans to go back to the fence to demonstrate again on Wednesday. "These were not protests". May defended Israel's right to defend itself, but also called for greater restraint to be exercised.

"How much threat can a double amputee be making from the other side of a large fortified fence?" he added. He said the Palestinians were rolling burning tires toward the barrier, calling the group, "guilty of exploiting the innocent people of Gaza as human shields".

Palestinians buried the dead on Tuesday from the bloodiest day in Gaza in years, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border during demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

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Meanwhile, the Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations has slammed the killing of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as war crimes.

An inside source said that the meeting will "confront the Israeli aggression on the Palestinian people" following the opening of the new U.S embassy in Jerusalem.

Israel considers the entire city its capital, while the Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Israel blames Hamas for inciting the violence, a position that its ambassador to Canada reiterated in a statement released in Ottawa.

Surrounded by fellow Arab ambassadors to the United Nations, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks during a press briefing following a UN Security Council meeting concerning the violence on the Gaza Strip, at United Nations headquarters, May 15, 2018 in New York City. "Our people have waited for a long time".

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Moving US embassy nothing to do with Gaza violence - Nikki Haley