Turkey's Erdogan slams Netanyahu, calls Israel an 'apartheid state'

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and US President's daughter Ivanka Trump unveil an inauguration plaque during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and US President's daughter Ivanka Trump unveil an inauguration plaque during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem

In Port Elizabeth, Professor Janet Cherry of Nelson Mandela University said only an global response which has the power to isolate and put pressure on the Israeli regime would succeed in curbing Israeli aggression.

The aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières said it had doubled its capacity in Gaza to provide additional surgery for those injured by gunshots.

Monday was the bloodiest single day for Palestinians since the Gaza conflict in 2014. Israel claims at least 24 of those it killed were terrorists.

But while Britain and Germany are among those backing an independent investigation, the United States on Monday blocked the adoption of a UN statement that would have called for an independent probe.

"They can't do anything". Some Palestinian demonstrators threw rocks, lit tires on fire, and used slingshots, but not a single Israeli soldier was wounded, let alone put in a situation in which they would be justified using lethal force. All that we can do is demonstrate.

Yesterday, people across the country gathered at their statehouses to launch the Poor People's Campaign to demand that the United States confront poverty.

James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor-at-large of the Jesuit magazine America, condemned The New York Times for saying that Palestinians had "died" rather than Palestinians were "killed". "That is what Canada and the global community are pushing for".

Haley and Danny Danon, Israel's United Nations ambassador, accused Iran of helping foment the violent and deadly clashes along the border with Gaza.

The envoys from China, Sweden, and the Netherlands also went out of their way to reiterate their government's position that Jerusalem's status should be left to negotiations and their intention to keep their embassies in Tel Aviv.

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney met with Mr Boker early this morning and expressed "Ireland's shock and dismay at the level of death and injury yesterday on the Gaza Strip".

Gaza was calmer on Tuesday, which for Palestinians marks what they refer to as "Nakba Day" - marking what they call the "catastrophe" of their expulsion when Israel was created 70 years ago. But at the moment there are no peace talks.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley defended Israel, however.

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

Turkey is also recalling its ambassador to Israel for consultations.

However, since the Trump administration announced the USA was moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Palestinian authorities have argued the country can no longer serve as a peace mediator.

LONDON: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Tuesday that a planned summit this week of the world´s main pan-Islamic body would send a "strong message" after Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians along the Gaza border.

Hoyer has sided not only with the Israelis, but also with the Trump administration, which on Monday quashed a resolution calling for an independent inquiry into the killings in Gaza.

"This step represents a significant bias against the historical, permanent rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem", an official statement said.

The debate underscored the gulf between the United States and Israel on one side and most other countries on the other in their assessments of six weeks of escalating tensions at the Gaza border about 40 miles from Jerusalem.

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