U.S. says Israel showed 'restraint' as Palestinian death toll rises


The State Department said Tuesday the draft "was too one-sided" and unacceptable to the US because it did not mention Hamas' incitement of violence along the Gaza border.

The protests at the Gaza border on Monday coincided with the opening of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem, the fulfilment of a Donald Trump campaign promise and a move Palestinians condemned.

Similarly, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the use of live fire by Israeli forces was "deeply troubling".

Haley was in sync with her Israeli counterpart, Danny Danon, who said Hamas, the Palestinian militant political faction that governs Gaza, had incited its people to be shot down.

Israeli forces shot and killed at least 55 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,200 during mass protests on Monday along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away, Israel and the US held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in contested Jerusalem.

"Who among us would accept this type of activity on your border?" Haley says the boundaries of the city are still up for negotiation.

"We urge Israel to show restraint", she added.

Now, we are down a Turkish ambassador, albeit temporarily, as that nation has pulled its envoy in response to the opening of the American embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also proposed an investigation, after a deadly protest in Gaza in March.

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

Israel has faced backlash from the worldwide community for its handling of the demonstrations.

Envoys from these countries toasted to the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel when the conflict has not been resolved and people are being killed for demanding sovereignty.

Kushner's family has longtime ties to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and previously failed to disclose that he once led a group that funded West Bank settlements, which are illegal under global law.

Demonstrators took to the streets in South Africa in solidarity with Palestinians on Wednesday morning, with anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu declaring himself "broken-hearted" over the violence.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel echoed May, stating she was sympathetic to Israel's security needs but expressed concerns about the "escalation of violence" during a phone call with Netanyahu on Tuesday, according to her spokesman, Steffen Seibert. Ireland and Belgium both summoned their Israeli ambassadors over the deadly response to the demonstrations and the U. N. Security Council convened an emergency session.

The ongoing protests in Gaza are part of the "March of Return", which first began on March 30 with the aim of condemning Israel's occupation and demanding their right to return.