The Israeli occupation army killed 61 Palestinians on Monday, including a baby girl, and injured almost 3,000 during a protest in the Gaza Strip against the transfer of the U.S. embassy to the occupied city of Jerusalem.
"We call for a credible global investigation into the crimes committed by the occupation", Abul Gheit said on Thursday at the extraordinary meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo to discuss the Gaza carnage.
Today is an occasion to reflect on the costs and consequences of the 1948 war, which resulted in the mass displacement and dispossession of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes.
"Under such circumstances, some complain why the U.S. does not take a stance [against the Israeli regime]".
Its forces have killed 116 Palestinians since a campaign of protests on the Gaza-Israel border was launched on March 30.
Omar Shakir, the local director for Human Rights Watch, said that under worldwide law, Israel can not use lethal force against unarmed protesters, regardless of their identity or possible affiliation with a militant group.
However, she would not go so far as to say the attacks from Israel were a breach of worldwide law, without a full briefing.
Here's a Hamas leader boasting about using women and children in their terrorist infrastructure project. Palestinian security sources confirmed the target was a Hamas base, saying there were no reports of injuries. The meeting comes after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday said Cairo was in communication with both sides "so that this bloodshed would stop".
He stressed that the US decision to transfer the US Embassy to Jerusalem has complicated the situation and put obstacles to the peace process as the decision is a complete prejudice against the historic and permanent rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem. There have been numerous calls for an independent investigation into the deaths, with Britain, Germany, Canada and Switzerland among those supporting such action.
Mr. Trudeau said Israel's use of "excessive force" was "inexcusable" and joined British Prime Minister Theresa May and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in calling for an immediate independent investigation. "War incites war, violence incites violence".
More than 2,700 Palestinians were also wounded as Israeli forces used snipers, airstrikes, tank fire and tear gas to target the demonstrators.