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Israeli troops kill 2 and injure hundreds, Palestinians say

17 May 2018

But human rights groups say the identity of slain protesters, including a possible affiliation to a militant group, is irrelevant if they were unarmed and did not pose an immediate threat to the lives of soldiers when they were shot.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Twitter Erdogan was in no position to "preach morality to us" because he supported the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas which rules Gaza.

Trump's move reversed decades of United States policy, upsetting the Arab world and Western allies. Israel's ambassador, meanwhile, called for condemning Hamas.

Tuesday's meeting came amid growing diplomatic fallout from the violence and the US embassy move. Its government has condemned the USA for unilaterally moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, as well as Israel's response to the Gaza protests.

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"No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has", Haley said at the Security Council meeting. "We remember our friends and Guatemala is our friend, then and now". The decision ensured that Kushner's long-awaited plan for Israel-Palestinian peace was dead before arrival.

Both May and Merkel's governments have called for an independent inquiry into this week's events in Gaza, but the U.S. has worked to block such proposals in the UN Security Council.

The challenge comes a day after Israeli forces killed 62 people in Gaza after Palestinians protested as part of the "Great March for Return" and against the USA embassy move to Jerusalem.

The group says that neither it nor Shakir, a US citizen, support boycotts and accuses Israel of trying to muzzle criticism of its human rights record.

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"We haven't been able to get that message out of how it is from our side, what we are defending - and the "winning picture" overwhelmingly, by a knockout, unfortunately, have been the graphics from the Palestinian side", Conricus said.

Israeli snipers, perched behind sand berms, opened fire from the other side of the fence, killing 59 Palestinians and wounding hundreds.

But there were numerous calls for an independent investigation into the deaths, with Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium among those supporting such action.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the United Nations had "collapsed" in the face of events in Gaza, accusing the worldwide community of failing to react.

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Morales's decision to move Guatemala's embassy has been seen as partly influenced by his evangelical religious beliefs.

At a news conference at a protest encampment on Wednesday, Palestinian factions, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad, urged people to take part in mass rallies on Friday.

"We are not surprised that a president that has objected to United Nations investigations into corruption and abuses of power has chose to further violate worldwide resolutions".

The European Union objected to the embassy move, but the four European countries broke with EU policy to attend the celebration. Despite White House claims that the embassy move doesn't preclude talks over Jerusalem's boundaries, the Israeli government and right-wing parliamentarians are moving to ensure that the entire city remains in Israel's hands.

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President Tayyip Erdogan described the actions of the Israeli forces as a "genocide" and Israel as a "terrorist state". The statement said that Ireland was also "very disturbed" by reports of injuries suffered by health workers.

Paraguay says it will also relocate its embassy.

Israeli troops kill 2 and injure hundreds, Palestinians say