Hamas admits most killed in Gaza violence were its members
- Author: Leroy Wright May 17, 2018,
May 17, 2018, 20:54
After dozens of Palestinians were killed by the Israeli military during protests on the border between Gaza and Israel on Monday and Tuesday, a top spokesman for the country's defense forces said that the deaths caused Israel to lose the propaganda war against Hamas.
The US and Guatemalan moves break with decades of worldwide consensus.
"Moving our embassy to Jerusalem also reflects the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel", she said.
"The media are playing propaganda wing for a terrorist group, which has made clear their intent", Shapiro said.
Paraguay is expected to follow the U.S and Guatemala's lead, and plans to relocate their embassy to Jerusalem in the coming weeks.
In a statement released afterwards, a spokesperson for Mr Coveney said: "Our mission in Ramallah reports that emergency responders in Gaza and the Strips' health services are overwhelmed with the level of casualties".
CARICOM today condemned the use of force by the Israel Defence Force firing on largely unarmed Palestinians protesting along the Gaza-Israel border. "They control the Gaza strip and everything that happens there goes through them". "They have rocket armament, personal armament and another kind of armament - their children and women".
"Israel, which is supported by the United States, can go further in terms of its expansionist strategy in the region despite the fact that its actions have no legal justification", Atlioglu underscored, warning of possible new casualties among Palestinians in the near future.
"This does not authorize the Israeli army to slaughter them".
Small groups have approached the border fence, throwing stones, burning tyres and hurling Molotov cocktails.
Israel sent 53 tons of medical supplies into Gaza this week, according to the IDF.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blamed Hamas for the border protests and the resulting deaths.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim also said that Muslim countries should review their ties with Israel after Monday's violence. The priest said although parishes in the Holy Land tell their parishioners to resist occupation by educating themselves and preparing for the future, people in Gaza see no future. The US has long designated both Hamas and PIJ as terrorist organizations. "Hamas is intentionally and cynically provoking this response", White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah had earlier told reporters.
"Young American Jewish activists protested the embassy move", the video said, running footage of an IfNotNow protest in Washington DC on Monday.