Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Five questions on the Gaza border protests

Five questions on the Gaza border protests

Monday was the bloodiest days since the 2014 Gaza war - and since the start of the protests - with 61 Palestinians, including a baby who died of tear gas inhalation, killed by Israeli forces.

Israel said it has the right to protect its border and nearby communities, accusing Gaza's ruling militant group Hamas of carrying out several attacks under the guise of the protests. No Israeli casualties have been reported.

A man rests on the sand next to bottles to be used as molotov cocktails as Palestinians prepare to demonstrate along the border with the Gaza strip, east of Jabalia.

It added that troops had shot and killed three Palestinians because they were trying to plant a bomb.

According to Gaza's Health Ministry, among those killed was a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old.

The UN Human Rights Council said it will meet on Friday to discuss the "deteriorating human rights situation" in Gaza.

Monday's horrific violence in the Gaza Strip, set in contrast to the sight of the son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump saying in Jerusalem that the day would be remembered as the beginning of a new peace in the region, was a combination of tragedy and farce.

Erdogan called the USA embassy move from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem "very, very unfortunate" and said it "will increase tensions and ignite an even greater fire between communities".

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were among the guests headlining the Jerusalem embassy opening, a move condemned by Palestinians and widely criticized by world leaders who consider the relocation a provocation.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the United States was an accomplice in a crime against humanity.

Abbas called the new embassy "a United States settlement in East Jerusalem".

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The publication's tweet description of the deaths and violence during the protests and its headline for a report drew ire, with many criticizing it for being "too soft" and unclear.

"Ambassador Lyon's absence was a missed opportunity for Canada to support Israel's right to determine the location of its capital", Kent said.

From left, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin claps as White House senior advisor and President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump unveils an inauguration plaque during the opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018.

The White House is standing by Israel as the Jewish state defends its border from the Hamas-led violent riots at the Israel-Gaza border.

"A great day for Israel!"

There were fears of further bloodshed as Palestinians planned a further protest to mark the "Nakba", or "Catastrophe".

During the war surrounding Israel's creation in 1948, more than 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes.

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday urged Muslims to unite against U.S. relocation of embassy in Israel, the state TV reported.

"Such violence is destructive to peace efforts".

South Africa also recalled its ambassador to Israel on Monday.

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