Israel’s violence against unarmed palestineans triggers Int’l condemnation

Israel's violence against unarmed palestineans triggers Int'l condemnation
Israel's violence against unarmed palestineans triggers Int'l condemnation

GAZA: A number of countries have condemned Israel’s violence against Palestinian protesters on the day the US relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a controversial move that sparked fresh protests across the world.
Israeli forces on Monday killed at least 58 unarmed Palestinians, protesting against US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Hundreds of innocent protesters have also been wounded in latest violence triggered by Trump’s controversial decision.
The United States on Monday blocked the adoption of a UN Security Council statement that would have called for an independent probe of deadly violence on the Israel-Gaza border, killing 58 and wounding hundreds.
According to reports, The Security Council expresses its outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian civilians exercising their right to peaceful protest,” read a draft of the statement.
French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the violence in Gaza, adding that he will talk to all involved parties in the region over the next few days.
“France is condemning the violence,” the presidency said in a statement, adding; “The president will talk to all key players in the region over the next few days.”
Condemning the action of Israeli forces, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “This is genocide no matter where it comes from, either Israel or the United States.”.
Reaffirming Turkey’s resolve to stand with Palestinian people with determination Erdogan reportedly said; “We will not allow today to be the day The Muslim world loses Jerusalem. We condemn this humanitarian tragedy, this genocide, no matter where it comes from, either Israel or the United States,” adding that that Ankara is recalling its ambassador to the US.
The British Prime Minister office also expressed concern over the violence in Gaza in a statement, saying: “We are concerned by the reports of violence and loss of life in Gaza,” the statement read.
Germany said it was “shocked and deeply concerned” by the reports concerning the protests in Gaza, in which dozens of people were killed or injured.
Germany urged authorities to stop using live ammunition against peaceful protestors. Adding that Berlin underlined that people in Gaza Strip has a right to carry out peaceful protests, but also warned against inflammatory moves.
Russia and Egypt
The Russian and Egyptian foreign ministers who were both in Moscow slammed the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem on Monday.
Russia has evaluated the US decision negatively several times, the head of Russian diplomacy Sergey Lavrov said in a joint news conference in Moscow.
“One cannot in such a way, unilaterally, revise the agreements, fixed in decisions made by the international community,” he said.
“The determination of the status of Jerusalem is one of the most important of these questions, and can be solved exclusively through a direct dialogue between the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships,” Lavrov said.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry condemned Israel’s use of deadly force against peaceful protesters, describing the move as a “serious escalation” that could lead to dangerous consequences.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif termed Israeli violence against unarmed Palestinian protesters as “shameful,” describing the Gaza city as the “biggest open-air prison in the world”.
Qatar decried Monday’s violence as a “massacre”, condemning the Israeli army’s “systematic murder” of Palestinians near the blockaded Gaza Strip’s eastern border with Israel.
Lulwah al Khater, a spokesperson for Qatar’s Foreign Ministry, said her country was “calling on all regional and international powers to pressure Israel to stop the killing”.
Kuwait has requested a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to discuss continuing violence along the Gaza-Israel border, diplomats said on Monday.
“We condemned what has happened,” the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United Nations, Mansour al Otaibi, told journalists.
Kuwait is a non-permanent council member. The meeting is set to begin at 1400 GMT, diplomats said.


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