“The Israeli ambassador was told that our envoy to Israel was called back for consultations, and was informed that it would be appropriate for him to go back to his country for some time”, a Turkish Foreign Ministry source said.
The Palestinian Authority’s leader condemned a “massacre”.
Britain’s minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, acknowledged “Israel’s right to defend its borders” but also said “the large volume of live fire is extremely concerning”.
Trump, in a recorded message on Monday, said he remained committed to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Israel said roughly 40,000 Palestinians had participated in “violent riots” at 13 places along the fence on Gaza’s eastern border.
Most of the 60 Gazans martyred Monday were shot by Israeli snipers, Gaza’s health ministry said.
Bozdag said that Turkey held the United States equally accountable for Monday’s violence.
Now other countries like Guatemala and Paraguay are planning to follow the US example and move their embassies too. Israel responded with deadly force; live ammunition aimed at those it says got too close to the border fence.
“The responsibility for these tragic deaths rests squarely with Hamas”.
Tuesday marks the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call the Nakba, or Catastrophe, that saw thousands flee amid the creation of Israel in 1948.
Numerous injured Palestinians were young men who were hit by live ammunition, according to British-Palestinian Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitteh, who spoke to CNN from a hospital run by a British charity in Jabaliya camp in northern Gaza.
“I don’t think it hurts the peace plan”, Shah said.
Monday marked the biggest showdown in years between Israel’s military and Gaza’s Hamas rulers along the volatile border.
On Monday, the army said “many rioters” tried to breach the border fence and “approximately 10 explosive devices and several firebombs were used to target the security fence and (Israeli) troops”.
Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu sought to justify the military action.
Netanyahu defended his military, saying: “Every country has an obligation to defend its borders”.
The trucks entered Tuesday, as medical facilities in Gaza were struggling to treat hundreds of people wounded by Israeli fire the day before. Others continued to protest armed with rocks and burning tires as Israel reportedly killed at least two more demonstrators during the “March for Return” Tuesday.
Mogherini called for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
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Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his gratitude towards United States President Donald Trump for opening the USA embassy in Jerusalem. Saudi Arabia, a leading Middle East ally that broke rank with much of the global community to join Israel in welcoming Trump’s decision to withdraw the USA from landmark nuclear accord with Iran last week, also “rejected” the move, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
He also condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to open an embassy in Jerusalem.
After Monday’s horrific death toll at the Gaza border, there’s been angry exchanges at the United Nations between Israeli and Palestinian envoys.
The Gaza Strip is a narrow piece of land along the Mediterranean coast between Israel and Egypt, about 40km (25 miles) long and 10km wide.
Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, but still maintains control of its air and maritime space.
Rather than calling for restraint by Israel, as both France and Britain did, the United States blamed Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group.
“The only alternative would have been, in that case, to mow them down one and all”, he said.