Gaza carnage draws worldwide condemnation

Gaza carnage draws worldwide condemnation

Gaza carnage draws worldwide condemnation

The group was heavily involved in the Second Intifada of the early 2000s, and on Monday called for a new intifada as "the natural response" to mounting deaths on the border between Israel and Gaza.

Israeli ambassador Danny Danon told the council: "You must tell Hamas that violence is not the answer". Layla Moran, the first MP of Palestinian descent, said hope had "died" this week.

This evening, TDs have been making statements in the Dáil on the killing of Gazans by Israeli troops - with widespread condemnation coming from the speakers. "Hamas is intentionally and cynically provoking this response and as the secretary of state (Mike Pompeo) said, Israel has a right to defend itself".

Palestine has withdrawn its top representative to the United States, one day after Washington moves its embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds.

The talks opened at United Nations headquarters in NY with a moment of silence for the 60 Palestinians killed. "Israel is firing live ammunition at unarmed protesters".

"As American Jews, we see Netanyahu saying he speaks for all Jews, and we're saying that's not true", volunteer organizer Sarah Brammer-Shlay told HuffPost on Tuesday, saying actions in Israel were "pushed by our government".

"No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has", she added.

In fact the records of several countries here today suggest they would be much less restrained.

Palestinian Authority ambassador Husam Zomlot (left) and President Mahmoud Abbas.

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Palestinians view East Jerusalem, captured by Israel in a 1967 war, as the capital of a future independent state and see the US move as backing Israel's desire to cement its rule over the whole city.

In a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Emmanuel Macron denounced the killing of civilians and urged Israel to protect civilians and allow peaceful protest, according to a source close to the Elysee Palace.

At a UN Security Council meeting, Palestine insisted Israel had committed a war crime by firing at the protesters, while Hamas - the rulers of Gaza - was accused of using civilians as "human shields".

"It is unthinkable that while people are drinking champagne in Jerusalem, others are dying in Gaza", Noga Malkin, an activist with the left-wing movement Standing Together, said to the crowd.

The resolution said the moving of American Embassy was a violation of worldwide law and the United Nations Charter, which has sparked a popular uprising.

Some funerals were held on Monday, while others were taking place Tuesday.

On Monday, first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner commemorated the official relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ― a controversial decision her father, U.S. President Donald Trump, made in December.

Jerusalem's status is perhaps the thorniest issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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