Government concerned about latest violence in Israeli-Palestinian crisis

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Leaks of the Kushner plan indicate that it calls for a Palestinian "capital" to be located in a West Bank suburb; Trump has said that Jerusalem is now "off the table" for talks.

The new brutality in Gaza on Monday, when Israel's armed force killed 60 Palestinians amid challenges, came as the United States formally moved its consulate to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

"No one would. No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has", she added. Israel has repeatedly claimed that Hamas uses weekly border protests as cover to stage terror attacks.

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. "The death toll alone warrants such a comprehensive inquiry", British Ambassador Karen Pierce said.

Trump ordered the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December, setting in motion the move of the embassy from Tel Aviv.

The status of Jerusalem al-Quds is the thorniest issue in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Central-American nation becomes the second country to do so after the United States.


The draft statement, obtained by The Associated Press, also expressed "outrage and sorrow" at the killings, sought an "independent and transparent investigation", and called on all sides to exercise restraint.

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

Israel has faced worldwide criticism over its use of live fire.

60 Palestinians, triggering a wave of worldwide condemnation. He didn't immediately give details of his proposal. The callous way in which Israel dealt with the protests shows the utter disregard Tel Aviv and the global community have for Palestinian lives.

Ankara said it was recalling ambassadors to the USA and Israel, and Israel has expelled the Turkish consul in Jerusalem.

The "March of Return" demonstrations advocate the return of Palestinians to lands lost to Israel during its founding in 1948, and are also meant to draw attention to harsh conditions in Gaza, where the economy has collapsed under an Israeli-Egyptian blockade since Hamas took power in 2007.


Turkey on May 15 asked the diplomat to leave the country "for some time" following indiscriminate violence and killings by Israeli soldiers along the Gaza border.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said 14 of those killed Monday were actively involved in carrying out attacks.

The high death toll from Israeli fire has led to global condemnations of Israel and calls for an independent investigation.

The Taoiseach said removing the Israeli Ambassador would be met with Ireland's Ambassador being expelled from the Middle East, effectively shutting down communications between the two countries.

Each accused the other's country of violating worldwide law. But it ensures that Israeli-Palestinian tensions will grow worse.

"Do you see yourself under any circumstance talking to Hamas?"


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