Israel hits Hamas base but Gaza protests fade

18 May, 2018, 09:34 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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The terror group denied that pressure from Egypt led to the dwindling down of riots at the Israeli-Gaza border on Tuesday, where only 4,000 Gazans had gathered compared to 50,000 on Monday, the day of the inauguration of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir reiterated on Thursday that the Palestinian cause is Saudi Arabia's first cause as it is the first cause of Arabs and that the Kingdom will not hesitate to support the Palestinians in restoring their legitimate rights.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an "independent investigation" after the death of 60 Palestinians killed by the Israeli army during protests on Monday.

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"On May 14, Netanyahu and his guests celebrated the illegal move of the United States embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds, violating and ridiculing global law as well as many UN resolutions regarding the situation of Jerusalem and inalienable rights of the Palestinians", he argued.

B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn said Israel has every right to use live fire to defend its borders "in light of the fact that Israeli troops twice came under gunfire themselves from Hamas operatives".

"Jesus said, 'Blessed are the peace-makers.' Being a peacemaker means understanding that God is not 'either/or.' He's 'both/and.' He loves all people on both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and He commands us to do the same", Rosenberg added in the press release. No one was reported hurt on either side. More than 100 people have been killed and around 12,300 others wounded since the border protests began on March 30, according to the ministry.

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But Israel supporters across the political spectrum couldn't help but be moved on the deepest of emotional levels to see the United States finally recognize what we've always known, that Jerusalem is as central to the Jewish people's and Israel's identities as Washington is to America's.

- Demanding from the Security Council, the UN General Assembly, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Human Rights Council and its rapporteurs and the High Commissioner for Human Rights to take the necessary to establish an global commission of inquiry to probe the recent Gaza events.

The clash was the bloodiest day in Gaza since 2014.

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It says those approaching the fence have used explosive devices and firebombs, while soldiers have been shot at.

The Israeli PM responded in a statement: "Erdogan is among Hamas's biggest supporters and there is no doubt that he well understands terrorism and slaughter".

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