Dozens Killed In Protests As US Embassy Opens In Jerusalem


Palestinian government spokesman Yusuf al-Mahmoud in a statement called for "an immediate worldwide intervention to stop the bad massacre in Gaza committed by the forces of the Israeli occupation against our heroic people".

The Monday toll is the highest in a single day since a series of protests demanding the right to return to ancestral homes began on March 30.

"While presidents before him have backed down from their pledge to move the American Embassy once they were in office, this president delivered".

THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT has said that Ireland should follow the example of the United States and move its embassy in the country to the city of Jerusalem.

Turkey has been one of the most vocal critics of the USA move and the violence in Gaza, with the government declaring three days of mourning for those killed.

But Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah accused the United States of "blatant violations of global law".

The U.S. chose to move the embassy Monday to commemorate the establishment of the state of Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the USA president Donald Trump for having made "history" with his decision, that has prompted outrage among Palestinians and many in the worldwide community.

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In the weeks that follow, at least 53 Palestinian protesters are killed in confrontations with security forces.

The Prime Minister said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has voiced its concerns with the Israeli Ambassador on behalf of the Government.

Lebanon's Hezbollah says the creation of Israel, just like the violence against Palestinians protesting in Gaza today, is "a mark of shame" for all humanity.

He noted that Israel has used "excessive force in order to suppress legitimate peaceful protest". "From Israel to Jordan to Egypt to Saudi Arabia and beyond, many leaders are fighting to modernize their countries and create better lives for their people".

He added President Donald Trump has "gone a long way" in putting together a coalition in the Middle East - including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Emirates, and others - with Israel as "an equal partner" in the group.

The killings have drawn worldwide criticism, but the United States has echoed Israel in accusing Gaza's ruling Hamas movement of instigating violence, an allegation it denies.

Other worldwide powers worry that the United States move could also inflame Palestinian unrest in the occupied West Bank, which Israel captured along with East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war.

A small interim embassy will start operating on Monday inside the existing United States consulate building in Jerusalem.