Israel launches new air raid on Hamas in Gaza

Pakistan       by Usman Arshad | Published

Pakistan by Usman Arshad | Published

He considered moving the U.S. Embassy on the anniversary of the Palestinian Nakbah as an aggression and provocation to Arab, Muslim and Christian feelings.

Friday's special session will begin at 0800 GMT Friday in Geneva to consider "the deteriorating human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem", the spokesman said in a statement.

On Wednesday the Palestinian Foreign Ministry announced the recall of its envoys in Romania, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic because those countries participated in the reception for the USA delegation that inaugurated the embassy.

"We highly value our relations with all European Union member states".

Lebanon's delegation said its foreign ministry had sent a letter to the International Criminal Court demanding it "undertake measures" to hold to account those responsible for the killings of Palestinians.

Israeli authorities previously independently identified 24 members of terrorist groups among the people who died during the violent assault on Israel's border coinciding with the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.

Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and later annexed it in a move not recognized internationally.

Countries have summoned and recalled ambassadors, the United Nations has issued condemnations and some have called for an investigation of Israel's actions.

North Korea is threatening to cancel its upcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump over South Korea-U.S.military drills. "We remember our friends and Guatemala is our friend, then and now".

Over the past seven weeks, thousands of Palestinians have gathered at the Gaza border for what organizers call the "March of Return", and clashed with Israeli soldiers.

The Israeli military has come under heavy global criticism for firing on unarmed protesters, and faces accusations of using disproportionate force. "But today, I just want to say how delighted we are to have you".

On Tuesday, the Israeli Army released a video that appeared to show protesters detonating several explosions near the border.

More than 2,700 Palestinians were also wounded as the Israeli forces used snipers, airstrikes, tank fire and tear gas to target the demonstrators.

Questioned about the figures by the presenter, Bardawil said they were "official numbers", but did not give further details about whether they were members of the group's armed or political wing, or what they were doing at the time they were killed. "The Israeli government's allegations that Hamas organized these protests are lies, and are defamatory statements that have no basis in reality", Nabeel Diab, one of the organizers, told Mondoweiss.

In a speech on Wednesday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cited figures from Salah al-Bardaweel, a Hamas official in Gaza, saying: "We know of similar numbers and therefore Israel will continue to defend itself as much as is needed". Doctors told Al Jazeera that al-Maqal would likely succumb to his injuries if he does not undergo additional surgery.

On Tuesday, Israel's military allowed eight trucks full of humanitarian aid and medical supplies to enter the Gaza Strip. "They support this move by Morales", he said. It also triggered a diplomatic backlash against Israel.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley addressing the UN Security Council.

On Monday, Israel was bludgeoned with criticism over the violence at the Gaza border and the dozens of Gazans who were killed near the security fence. "The recalls are to consult with our Ambassadors to these states about their positions and their commitment to the EU's positions", said the PA's Foreign Ministry. It has served as Israel's capital since the founding of the state. Paraguay said it will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of May.

Palestinian envoys to the US, Romania, Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary were instructed to return to Ramallah for "consultations". The Guatemalan Congress recently passed a law marking May 14 as "Israel-Guatemala Friendship Day".

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