The Israeli statement invited local news teams to film Turkish charge d’affaires Umut Deniz when he arrived at the foreign ministry.
Palestinian security sources said the target was a Hamas base.
“Trump’s immoral and irresponsible move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem desecrates the city, goes against worldwide consensus and contributes to the ongoing occupation and displacement of Palestinians”, Berman said.
Over the past seven weeks, thousands of Palestinians have gathered at the Gaza border for what organizers call the “March of Return”, and clashed with Israeli soldiers.
Protesters run away from tear gas dispersed by Israeli forces as they inch closer to the border fence separating Israel and Gaza in a camp east of Gaza City, Gaza on Monday, May 14, 2018. “The death toll alone warrants such a comprehensive inquiry”, British Ambassador Karen Pierce said.
Israel considers the entire city its capital, while the Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.
Nearly a month of demonstrations was staged to call for the right of Palestinians to return to their ancestral land, and they culminated during the controversial inauguration of a new USA embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.
“We stress to the Zionist enemy and its leaders that the resistance movements whose people are participating in this peaceful movement with all awareness and concern for our people can respond with all force”, it said.
She described a call by some countries for both sides to exercise “restraint” a “disingenuous attempt” to equate the occupying power with the Palestinians.
The U.S. blocked it.
United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said Tuesday in Geneva that Israel’s use of force was “not acceptable”.
The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, he added, was a separate, internal issue. He didn’t immediately give details of his proposal.
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.
In response to Israel expelling the Turkish envoy, Turkey summoned Israel’s consul general in Istanbul, Yossi Levi Safri, and also asked him to leave the country.
Organizers say the wave of border protests is meant in large part to break a decade-old blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt and pressure Israel to ease its restrictions.
Previously Guatemala’s embassy was in Herzliya, just north of Tel Aviv, like that of Paraguay, so far the only other mission with immediate plans to move to Jerusalem.
“How many Palestinians have to die before you take action?”
Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council executive director Colin Rubenstein said, “All governments of good will, including Australia’s, should be asking themselves what is genuinely achieved by clinging to an outdated and unjust refusal to acknowledge the basic reality that Jerusalem has long been Israel’s capital and always will be”.