Jared Kushner blames Palestinian protesters killed in border clashes for 'provoking problems'

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For Palestinian-Americans, the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is the clearest sign of where the U.S. stands in what is left of the peace process, and the fear remains that there will be more violence.

Palestinian protesters have hurled stones and incendiary devices and approached the border fence, which Israel has declared a no-go zone, on foot.

The party has also called on Israel's ambassador in South Africa to leave.

In a statement he called on the global community to "protect the Palestinian people, who have chosen the path of peaceful struggle and have been confronted with brutality, violence and murder".

It was the highest Palestinian death toll in a single day since a series of protests began at the border with Israel on March 30, and since the 2014 Gaza war.

France's President Emmanuel Macron condemned violence by the Israeli military.

Mr Netanyahu said military action was necessary.

"A great day for Israel", the USA president, who stoked Arab anger by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December, said in a tweet.

Netanyhau praised Trump's decisions but Palestinians have said the USA can no longer serve as an honest broker in any peace process.

The spokesman said the Kremlin is monitoring the situation on the Gaza border closely, adding the violence "can only elicit the deepest concern".

"It seems that anyone is liable to be shot dead".

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson called on Israel to show restraint, saying that he was "extremely saddened by the loss of life".

And Egypt also hit out, warning of "negative repercussions".

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Jerusalem's status is perhaps the thorniest issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel blamed Hamas for the killings.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Melbourne Radio 3AW: "Hamas' conduct is confrontational".

Israeli forces are trying to stop them from breaking down a security fence.

Despite the sharp division, both men said they believe peace is possible.

In December, US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordered the US embassy to be relocated there from Tel Aviv.

More than 50 people were killed in protests over the US Embassy being moved to Jerusalem.

Tear gas hits people on the ground who are partially masked by smoke from tires that Palestinian protesters burn to create cover in Gaza, May 14, 2018.

The statement comes after violent clashes during Palestinian protests near the Gaza Strip border on Monday.

On Monday, tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied near Israel's border fence to protest a blockade of their territory and the move of the United States embassy to contested Jerusalem that day.

The government dropped leaflets urging people to stay away from the border fence yesterday.

The diplomats, now stationed in Washington, DC and Tel Aviv, will return to Turkey for "consultations", Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday, adding that three days of national mourning had been declared in solidarity with Palestine.

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