Israel claims Egypt pressured Hamas to end 'Great Return March' protests


Israel claims Egypt pressured Hamas to end 'Great Return March' protests

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.

He said his chief of staff's office and foreign ministry were working to evacuate the injured from Gaza, and said that Turkey would stand by Palestine "no matter what the price".

Thousands of Palestinians had gathered on the Gaza Strip's eastern border since Monday morning to take part in protests aimed at commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe) and to protest the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The federal government of Nigeria has condemned Israel's deadly response to clashes along the border with the Gaza Strip, in which 58 unarmed Palestinian demonstrators were killed. And Erdoğan has his sights set on a Caliphate that will, at least temporarily, bring together most of the Muslim world around common enemies - namely Israel and the U.S.

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

The Israeli human rights organization B'tselem has called on the Israeli military to disobey commands to use live ammunition on protesters who do not pose a threat to Israelis, saying they have an obligation under the law to disobey illegal orders. "This is a blasphemous statement", Lavrov said.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the European Union have also called for an independent investigation.

In addition to the precarious humanitarian situation in Gaza, many Palestinians are angered by Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

"The meeting was held by the director of the Southern Europe Department, Iris Ambor, who expressed to the chargé d'affairs our strong protest of the outrageous Turkish conduct, and added that Israel won't tolerate such treatment of its delegates", ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon said after the meeting.

The Muslim world has made several other moves to protest Trump's decision to follow the USA law set by Congress.

"It was a turning point because the worldwide community responded with shock and condemnation and the tide turned", she said. He didn't immediately give details of his proposal.

The Palestinian envoys to Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Austria were also recalled over their attendance at a reception Sunday night ahead of the opening of the USA embassy. The Palestinians in the weekly protests in Gaza demands the right of return to Israel and the lifting of a decade-old naval blockade.

Gaza analyst Akram Attallah, pointing to the smaller number of protesters since Monday's deaths, said: "I can see there is a retreat because of the Israeli bloody response. but Friday will represent an indicator to where things are going".

Israeli army spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus said troops tried using non-lethal weapons like tear gas and rubber bullets when possible and had tried dousing burning tires with water cannons, but those methods had not proved sufficiently effective.

Israel isn't a U.N. Security Council member, nor are the Palestinians.

The Israeli military has come under heavy global criticism for firing on unarmed protesters, and faces accusations of using disproportionate force. Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador.

ANC Eastern Cape provincial secretary Lulama Ngcukayitobi labelled the Gaza attack barbaric and a violation of worldwide law.

Israeli snipers, perched behind sand berms, opened fire from the other side of the fence, killing 59 Palestinians and wounding hundreds. "Why are you paralyzed?"



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