ibusinesslines.com October 23, 2018

Jerusalem embassy opening: White House blames Hamas for death of Palestinian protesters

16 May 2018, 06:31 | Erica Roy

Jerusalem embassy opening: White House blames Hamas for death of Palestinian protesters

Jerusalem embassy opening: White House blames Hamas for death of Palestinian protesters

Palestinians rallied in Gaza on Tuesday for the funerals of scores of people killed by Israeli troops a day earlier, while on the Gaza-Israel border, Israeli forces took up positions to deal with the expected final day of a Palestinian protest campaign.

On the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence, a day of celebration was marked by a day of angry protests.

Palestinians are calling for the "right of return" to territory now claimed by Israel. More than 2400 had been wounded in the bloodiest day in the enclave since the 2014 war with Israel, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

The EFF has welcomed the government's decision to recall the South African ambassador from Israel, following the death of at least 58 Palestinians killed by the Israeli Defence Force [IDF].

"It is truly an honor to be here in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, for the transfer of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv", Lee said in a statement.

"They are undoubtedly responsible for, and accomplices to, the unjust bloodletting in occupied Palestine as well as the sufferings and hardships", he went on to say.

Today, Palestinians mark the "Nakba", or catastrophe, commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes in the 1948 war surrounding Israel's creation.

Monday's clashes occurred as U.S. and Israeli officials celebrated the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Israeli soldiers have used tear gas and live fire to push back waves of demonstrators and have been widely accused of using disproportionate force.

"Every country has an obligation to defend its borders", he wrote on Twitter. "We will continue to act with determination to protect our sovereignty and citizens", he said. "The responsibility for these tragic deaths rests squarely with Hamas", said White House spokesman Raj Shah.

"The Security Council expresses its outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian civilians exercising their right to peaceful protest", read a draft of the statement, a copy of which was seen by AFP.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was "profoundly alarmed and concerned by the sharp escalation of violence" and the number of dead.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said while on a visit to London: "Israel is wreaking state terror".

France's President Emmanuel Macron condemned violence by the Israeli military.

"AU calls for renewed and genuine global efforts to find a just and lasting solution to the conflict, based on the existence of two States, Israel and Palestine, within the framework of the relevant United Nations pronouncement", the statement from AU commission concluded.

"Oh, come on, Canada has to condemn Israel for this massacre, this flagrant abuse of human rights.

Hamas and those leading the demonstrations in Gaza must ensure that they remain strictly non-violent and must not exploit them for other means", said E.U. High Representative and Vce-President Federica Mogherini.

Other News

Trending Now

Steve Bruce: 'End of Championship playoff semi-final was agony'
Bruce has led two teams through the playoffs to the Premier League but expected a tight encounter against the Londoners. I think our game plan worked very well so the manager deserves a lot credit for that".

First round of severe storms continues, second round possible Monday evening Featured
Thunderstorms are most likely from 3 p.m.to 7 p.m. across western Mass with an isolated storm possible during the early afternoon. The best chance for strong thunderstorms is in northern Nassau County and northwest Suffolk County, meteorologists say.

Scotland's Sturgeon warns of 'catastrophic' no deal Brexit
Mr Russell said: "The UK Government wants to take a power to restrict the competence of this Parliament". The Scottish Conservatives voted against, and have blamed the SNP for the failure to find an agreement.

Hidden Pages in Anne Frank's Diary Deciphered After 75 Years
In an interview, Ronald Leopold, executive director of the Anne Frank House, said, "It is really interesting and adds meaning to our understanding of the diary ".

Here’s How Transformers Became One of The Biggest Franchises in The World
When it comes to running a business, few strategies are more successful than franchising – that is, if it is done right. Needless to say, Hasbro has well and truly mastered the art of franchising when it comes to Transformers.

Boeing: WTO Ruling Could Lead To Biggest Retaliatory Tariffs Ever
The WTO dismissed an appeal by Airbus saying, the European plane maker had failed to fix the harm done to Boeing . For a claim to stick at the WTO, subsidies must be found not just to exist but to have caused real harm.

Wife of PGA golfer Lucas Glover arrested on domestic violence charges
US Open victor Lucas Glover's wife has been arrested for attacking him over his poor play at The Players Championship. Open and the 2011 Wells Fargo Open, did tell authorities that his wife had been drinking all day.