United Nations humanitarian coordinator calls for urgent support in wake of Gaza violence
- Author: Sonia Alvarado May 18, 2018,
May 18, 2018, 9:34
"Reported use of excessive force and live ammunition is inexcusable", the prime minister's statement continued.
Tensions have increased between the two nations since Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador from Ankara and withdrew its ambassador from Tel Aviv, in response to Israel's killing of at least 60 Palestinians at the Great Return March protests in Gaza on Monday.
"The Community has followed with increasing alarm the mounting toll of fatalities and injured among the demonstrators".
He called on the global community as a whole to work hard to achieve a just and comprehensive peace and enforce worldwide resolutions on the city of Jerusalem, stressing that East Jerusalem is part of the territories occupied in 1967, as recognized in the resolutions of the United Nations itself and supported by the global community.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The aftershocks of the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem and bloodshed on the Gaza border are shaking up the region, including the relationship between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his former negotiating partners, Israel and the U.S.
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They also stressed that the transfer of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will threaten the region's stability and global peace and security. Hamas and the leaders of the demonstrations have a responsibility to prevent all violent actions. According to United Nations figures, more than 100 have died since March 30, when the massive protests began.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he said on his official Twitter account.
Mohammed said Thursday that peace requires political will and courage from all sides.
The Iranian envoy, who was addressing a UNSC open debate titled "Upholding International Law Within the Context of the Maintenance of International Peace and Security", said Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu basically "ridiculed" international law by moving the USA diplomatic mission to Jerusalem al-Quds earlier this week.
The death toll led to global condemnations of Israel and calls for an independent investigation. The overnight raid by Israel came after it said gunfire from Gaza targeted its soldiers and damaged a house. 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.