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Israel launches airstrikes against 'terrorist' targets in Gaza

Israel launches airstrikes against 'terrorist' targets in Gaza

Israel has been buoyed by the new Jerusalem missions, which have infuriated the Palestinians.

"It was a turning point because the global community responded with shock and condemnation and the tide turned", she said.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz earlier on Monday reported that Vietnam was among the 32 countries that participated in the gala on Sunday.

Omar Shakir, the local director for Human Rights Watch, said that under global law, Israel can not use lethal force against unarmed protesters, regardless of their identity or possible affiliation with a militant group.

"The relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem can only further heighten tensions in the region and complicate the search for a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict", Mahamat added.

Israel says it uses live fire only as a last resort.

"These individuals that were killed, regardless of their affiliation or membership, were engaged in a demonstration in which they did not pose an immediate threat to life and were gunned down, and that's what's relevant", Shakir said.

The Palestinian Authority has recalled its envoys to Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria after their ambassadors attended an Israeli reception marking the USA embassy's move to Jerusalem, it said Wednesday.

Last week, the Israeli government claimed the ongoing border protests constituted a "state of war" in which global humanitarian law does not apply. It also reinforced the Israeli government's short-sighted failure to address a worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza, which practically guaranteed that Monday's bloodshed would occur.

The Israeli army said three of the Palestinians killed on Monday were trying to plant explosives at the border fence.

Hundreds march through the streets of Chicago to protest against the US embassy in Israel moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Hundreds march through the streets of Chicago to protest against the US embassy in Israel moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Meanwhile, Turkey has said it wants the United Nations General Assembly to pass a motion regarding Jerusalem, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, as the discomfort over Palestinians killed in Gaza by Israeli forces grows.

Israel, with USA backing, says Hamas is behind the protests, deliberately provoking violence for propaganda aims.

Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war, but it is not recognised by worldwide community.

'Hamas wanted people to die.

Hoyer's defense of Israel also came despite growing progressive criticism of Israeli human rights abuses.

The U.N. Security Council held a special session that began with a moment of silence for the Palestinians who were killed.

Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador and consul general and several European countries summoned the Israeli ambassadors to their foreign ministries for questioning and called for an worldwide investigation.

Israel has faced worldwide criticism over its use of live fire against demonstrators.

Meanwhile, Paraguay has also announced relocating its embassy to Jerusalem, whereas Romania, the Czech Republic and Honduras are considering doing the same. "Our desire here is for 5 June to be as big as 14 May", he said, referring to protest to mark the 70th anniversary of the "nakba", or catastrophe, when Palestinians were displaced by the founding of the Israeli state.


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