Israel blocks Turkey from transporting wounded Palestinians from Gaza

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman chairs the Cabinet’s session at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday afternoon. — SPA

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman chairs the Cabinet’s session at Al Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday afternoon. — SPA

Many critics have called it an excessive use of force and a Google search reveals wide-ranging criticism of Israel for its actions.

The relocation of the United States embassy was met with riots on the Gaza Strip border which was suppressed by Israeli forces which resulted in over 60 Palestinians dead and over 2,700 others injured.

The demonstrations this week became particularly violent as the 70th anniversary of the creation of the modern state of Israel approached and the US embassy in Israel officially moved to Jerusalem.

They also stressed that the transfer of the United States embassy to Jerusalem will threaten the region's stability and worldwide peace and security.

Hamas also attempted to incriminate Israel by suggesting that IDF soldiers caused the death of an 8-month-old baby who inhaled tear gas, but a Gaza doctor told the Associated Press that the baby had a pre-existing medical condition that likely caused her death. "Hamas and the leaders of the demonstrations have a responsibility to prevent all violent actions", Guterres said. Israel justified the use of force against Palestinian protesters by citing the need to defend its borders, which the demonstrators were trying to overwhelm.

Israel has, with support from the USA administration, accused Hamas of using civilians as human shields for attacks across the fence and to distract from Gaza's internal problems.

Maliki also said members of the Arab League, whose foreign ministers gathered in Cairo on Thursday for an extraordinary meeting to discuss the issue, should summon USA ambassadors "to remind them of the Arab rejection of the US embassy's transfer to Jerusalem".

Islamist group Hamas controls Gaza, but not its most important crossings, Rafah with Egypt and Erez with Israel.

Shaikh Khalid stressed Bahrain's condemnation of the targeting of the Palestinian civilians last Monday, which led to the death and injury of dozens of victims and warned of the serious dangers and negative repercussions of this serious escalation in the occupied Palestinian territories. Some of the Palestinians at the border, including terrorist operatives, attacked Israeli soldiers with Molotov cocktails and other weapons as they attempted to breach the border fence.

The 13 affirmations outlined in "Our Hope for Peace" include general biblical truths regarding Israel, the nations, and the Gospel, as well as statements addressing the present and future role of Israel in God's biblical narrative.

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