More Protests Along Palestinian Border

Protests turning deadly

According to a report from Hebrew media, Walla, the combination of 60 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in the single bloodiest day of conflict since 2014 along with the Israeli air strikes apparently caused Hamas to rethink its strategy.

"They don't like the situation where so many Palestinians might be killed, and they have very good relations with us", he said.

Protesters burnt tyres, sending huge plumes of black smoke into the sky, threw stones and some of them brandished knives at Israeli soldiers, including snipers perched on earthworks.

He strongly condemned the disproportionate use of force by the Israeli army, which resulted in the killing of more than 50 Palestinian demonstrators, while many more were injured.

The United Nations is working with Israel and the Palestinian National Authority to bring in life-saving assistance despite the destruction and extensive damage to the crossing, he said.

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"We must collectively call on all to refrain from unilateral measures that only steer us away from a peace process and instead work to end the occupation and advance the goal of a just and sustainable peace, culminating ultimately in two states, Israel and Palestine, . living side by side in peace, security and prosperity", said Mladenov. She said Namibia reiterates its longstanding position that Jerusalem remains the internationally recognised capital of the two states. "Make no mistake, Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday", she said, adding that the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem was the right thing to do.

President Mahmoud Abbas recalled the Palestinian envoy in Washington, a senior Palestinian official told Reuters.

The embassy move, which dramatically underscored USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel s capital, infuriated the Palestinians and was widely criticized, but on Tuesday the Security Council proved unable, once again, to reach consensus.

Some countries, among them South Africa and Turkey, have recalled their ambassadors to Israel over the violence.

The United Nations General Assembly rejected by a huge majority the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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