Palestinian representative in Washington recalled: Palestinian official

Speaking alongside the British prime minister, Mr Erdogan said: 'While we are focusing our talks on the Syria issue, yesterday unfortunately significant incidents have unfolded in Palestine after the USA made a decision to move their embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

The US move fulfilled a pledge by President Donald Trump, who has recognised the holy city as the Israeli capital, but it has fired Palestinian anger and drawn criticism from many foreign governments as a set back to peace efforts.

The Palestinian health ministry said that hundreds more were wounded.

It was the deadliest day in Gaza since the 2014 war.

"This provocation will only worsen the problems in the region and cause a deeper mark in the Israeli-Palestinian relationship, and will make peace in the region more hard".

A vocal supporter of Israel, Haley walked out of the Security Council meeting in protest before the Palestinian representative addressed the chamber.

"Choosing a tragic day in Palestinian history (to open the Jerusalem embassy) shows great insensibility and disrespect for the core principles of the peace process", Hamdallah wrote.

Israel said roughly 40,000 Palestinians had participated in "violent riots" at 13 places along the fence on Gaza's eastern border. "We will continue to act with determination to protect our sovereignty and citizens", he said.

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

While other representatives condemned the killing of Palestinians by live fire in the strongest terms, Haley merely said, "We are all concerned about violence in the Middle East".

White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters on May 14, "We believe that Hamas as an organization is engaged in cynical action that is leading to these deaths".

Palestinians are drawing attention to their right to return to homes that were lost since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

Germany said Israel had the right to defend itself but should do so proportionately. "The mere fact of approaching a fence is not a lethal, life-threatening act, so that does not warrant being shot", said United Nations spokesman Rupert Colville.

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

In a statement, the Israel Defence Forces said 40,000 Palestinians were taking part in "violent riots" in 13 locations along the Gaza Strip security fence as the USA opened its embassy, with an American delegation including President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, daughter Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin attending the ceremony.

  • Leroy Wright