France's Macron condemns Gaza violence, to call Israeli PM Tuesday

France's Macron condemns Gaza violence, to call Israeli PM Tuesday

France's Macron condemns Gaza violence, to call Israeli PM Tuesday

Thousands of Palestinians protested near Gaza's border with Israel, as Israel prepared for the festive inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem.

The South African government has withdrawn its ambassador to Israel, following the mass killing of Palestinian protestors today at the Gaza border.

"Israel has the right to defend itself".

The new U.S. embassy opened in Jerusalem while in Gaza, roughly 50 miles away, there were deadly clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians.

Macron reiterated France's disapproval of the USA decision to open an embassy in Jerusalem, in the particular context of the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence and the commemoration of exile for many Palestinian families, said the statement. "Thank you, President Trump, for having the courage to keep your promises". Rooney, who served as the US ambassador to the Vatican under President George W. Bush, objected in particular to past comments by both Jeffress and Hagee that were critical of the Roman Catholic Church.

The embassy move is contentious for Palestinians who hope to claim part of Jerusalem as their future capital.

Israel captured East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in a move not recognised by the global community.

They also count on the United States for their security.

A lot of people "are very excited this is happening", Lee said.

Israel has dropped leaflets warning Palestinians not to act in accordance with the wishes of Hamas, a US-designated terrorist organization that seeks to destroy Israel, by joining in the protests.

Clouds of black smoke from burning tires rose into the air.

Netanyahu blamed Hamas for the Gaza violence.

The protests mark the culmination of a campaign led by Hamas to break the blockade of the territory imposed by Israel and Egypt since 2007.

Hamas denied instigating the violence, but the White House backed Netanyahu. But, as the Gaza death roll was reported, the congressman said he was more determined than ever to press for permission to visit the Palestinian region.

Here is the Obama White House's "correction". He said there already had been several "significant attempts" to break through the fence. The soldiers response, it said, was in accordance with standard operating procedures. One of the minors was identified as a girl.

They also included a medic and a man in a wheelchair who had been pictured on social media using a slingshot.

Sirens of ambulances carrying casualties to hospitals wailed nearly non-stop all day. It's being called the deadliest attack in Gaza by Israeli forces since 2014.

The State Department said officials were looking at ways to identify Jerusalem as the capital, such as commonly used bold or underlined lettering or a star notation, on official maps, but said they will not be redrawn. "Today we are here to send a message to Israel and its allies that we will never give up on our land", he said. He objected when CNN's Brianna Keilar asked if the "Trump Doctrine" explained the embassy move.

A State Department official, speaking on background, noted that Jerusalem "is a holy city for millions of people around the world".

Macron made the remarks during his phone calls with Jordanian King Abdullah II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the French presidency said in a statement. He announced a general strike on Tuesday.

The race to succeed Hatch, who is retiring from the Senate, has been stirred up by a tweet from the most prominent candidate, former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Mansour spoke just hours after the ceremony to inaugurate the relocated US embassy concluded.

"I think it's sad that Mitt feels the need to lash out in bitterness and anger on such a historic day but it's not going to overshadow what is happening here", he said.

The decision to recall ambassadors comes on the same day that a delegation of aides and Trump administration officials celebrated the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov repeated Moscow's objection to the US move. Many living in South Florida described an exasperated people.

The US leader said his country would support a two-state solution, if approved by both the Israelis and the Palestinians.

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