Oklahoma congressmen praise US embassy move to Jerusalem

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa  Reuters                   A wounded Palestinian is evacuated during the protest

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa Reuters A wounded Palestinian is evacuated during the protest

The United Nations Security Council is expected to convene for an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the killing, following the request of Kuwait.

Other global powers worry that the USA move could also inflame Palestinian unrest in the occupied West Bank, which Israel captured along with East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war.

"As predicted the opening of Donald Trump's confrontational Embassy in Jerusalem has fanned flames of conflict and death", Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson says.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Twitter Monday every country is obligated to defend its borders.

From withdrawing from the Paris climate accord and more recently the Iran nuclear deal to moving the United States embassy to Jerusalem, the U.S. and Europe no longer see eye-to-eye on key issues almost as often as they did under previous administrations.

Describing the USA and Israel as "partners in crime", Al-Qaradaghi said: "The entire world, including many Arab leaders, is responsible for the crimes being committed against the Palestinians".

The Palestinians hope East Jerusalem will one day be their capital - if they ever get their own state - and they are furious over what they say is America's bias toward Israel.

Politicians and dignitaries including Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner watched as US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin unveiled the US seal, turning what was formally the consulate building into the Embassy.

The White House has said the responsibility for the Gaza deaths "rests squarely with Hamas", the territory's ruling organisation which has been designated a terrorist group by the U.S. and EU.

Mr Macron said he "will speak to all the actors in the region in the coming days", his office said in a statement. For Palestinians in Gaza and elsewhere, Monday's protest, which carried into Tuesday, was the central event in a campaign dubbed the "Great March of Return" that has been going on for weeks.

Arsene Wenger: I'd be betraying Arsenal if I stayed in England
Once the action was under way, a plane flew over the ground carrying the banner "Merci Arsene - we'll miss you". His stint saw Arsenal bag three Premier League titles, one of them being that of the immortal Invincibles.

In Dublin, Ireland summoned Israel's ambassador to protest.

Palestinian Health Ministry officials said 55 protesters were killed and 2,700 injured either by live gunfire, tear gas or other means.

It was the bloodiest single day for Palestinians since the Gaza conflict in 2014.

But Tuesday also marks the anniversary of what Palestinians call their "nakba", or catastrophe, a reference to the uprooting of hundreds of thousands who fled or were expelled during the 1948 war surrounding Israel's creation.

Indications suggest that some of the demonstrators in Gaza were protesting the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

"Such violence is destructive to peace efforts".

Turkey also said it was recalling its ambassadors to the United States and Israel "for consultations", while South Africa recalled its ambassador to Israel "until further notice".

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said while on a visit to London: "Israel is wreaking state terror".

"What Israel has done is a genocide".

Latest News