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Guatemala opens new embassy in Jerusalem following US lead

17 Mai 2018

A Hamas terrorist group official said on Wednesday that 50 of the group's members were among the 62 people killed during border clashes with Israeli forces on Monday, according to Times of Israel. "Therefore we consider the participation in this event a contradiction to such values", said Amal Jadou, a Palestinian Foreign Ministry official. But he went ahead anyway to fulfil a campaign promise and curry favour with his base, including Christian evangelicals who are determinedly pro-Israel.

She blamed Hamas, the group that controls Gaza, for orchestrating the violence and argued that the U.S. Embassy move was not the reason as she called out the "double standard" at the United Nations which blames Israel for violence she said was stirred by Hamas and Iran.

President Tayyip Erdogan described Monday's bloodshed, the deadliest for Palestinians since the 2014 Gaza conflict, as genocide and called Israel a terrorist state.

"Rather, the violence comes from those who reject the existence of the state of Israel in any location", Haley said.

The two posts in northern and southern Gaza Strip are close to the border with Israel. The death toll led to global condemnations of Israel and calls for an independent investigation.

The US had blamed Hamas for the violence in Gaza.

He also took on the USA for shifting its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, terming it violation of worldwide law contravention of the UN Charter's prohibition of the forcible acquisition of territory.

In response to the uproar over his remarks, Bardawil later said in a statement that Israel was "legitimizing the killing of Palestinians just because they are Palestinians or just because they are Hamas, even if they were unarmed and defending their dignity and rights".

"It's not a coincidence that Guatemala is opening its embassy in Jerusalem right among the first".

Some of the strongest words condemning Israel's actions this week have come from Turkey's leader.

Mrs May also urged Israel to show restraint over the incident.

He considered moving the U.S. Embassy on the anniversary of the Palestinian Nakbah as an aggression and provocation to Arab, Muslim and Christian feelings.

Israel and the USA blamed Hamas, which rules Gaza, for the deaths, saying that Israel was defending its border.

60 Palestinians, triggering a wave of global condemnation. He didn't immediately give details of his proposal.

Hamas called on Palestinians to cross the border en masse to coincide with the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.

Tens of thousands have protested along Gaza's border with Israel since March 30 calling for Palestinian refugees to be able to return to their homes now inside Israel.

At an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. And, it's good support of our ally, Israel.

Each accused the other's country of violating worldwide law. "Why are you paralyzed?" "The global community has failed you", added the Bolivian representative.

Guatemala opens new embassy in Jerusalem following US lead