Netanyahu praises Trump after United States opens embassy in Jerusalem

Iranians burn an image of US President Donald Trump during an anti-US demonstration in Tehran

Iranians burn an image of US President Donald Trump during an anti-US demonstration in Tehran

More than 2400 had been wounded in the bloodiest day in the enclave since the 2014 war with Israel, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Nothing", said Gilady. "I believe the majority of the people on the other side are like you and [me].

The new us embassy is now housed inside an existing USA diplomatic building, while a search begins for new, larger offices. "Israel is a terror state", Erdogan told Turkish students in London in a speech broadcast by state television. "What Israel has done is a genocide".

Bozdag also said Turkey was calling an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday but did not give details over its format.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his military, saying: "Every country has an obligation to defend its borders".

South Africa also announced its ambassador will leave Israel "until further notice".

"The actions today, both the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem and these tragedies in Southern Israel, we don't think will impact the peace plan". An American outpost settlement.

The55 Palestinian dead on Monday included a 14-year-old boy, a medic and a man in a wheelchair who had been pictured on social media using a slingshot.

"We condemn this massacre of civilian protesters - including children, medical personnel and the disabled - who seek to shake the conscience of an global community that has long ignored or excused Israel's past dispossession of the Palestinian people, " said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who is of Palestinian heritage.

The spokesman added that the government and people of Pakistan stand firmly with the Palestinian people.

"As predicted the opening of Donald Trump's confrontational Embassy in Jerusalem has fanned flames of conflict and death".

Since the state of Israel's establishment in 1948 tensions remain between Arab Palestinians and the Jewish-Israeli community.

The statement called on the worldwide community to shoulder its responsibility by stopping violence and protecting the Palestinian people.

In Qatar, foreign ministry spokeswoman Lulwah al-Khater strongly condemned "the massacre" of Palestinians.

Khater further called on the worldwide community to take action and stop "the savage killings".

Israeli officials said there were around 35,000 people demonstrating around the border area.

The official also condemned the "criminal and illegitimate" relocation of the U.S. mission to Jerusalem al-Quds. Palestinians in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have been holding weekly protests since March 30 demanding the right to return to their former lands in Israel and an end to the blockade of the Gaza strip.

The violence erupted over the formal opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem.

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