Twitter account: Egypt's Sisi orders Gaza border opened for Ramadan

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al Malki speaks in Cairo in a televised address to the Arab League

Bardawil did not elaborate on the nature of their membership in the group and his claim could not be independently verified.

"It was clear to Israel and now it is clear to the whole world that there was no popular protest".

Avi Benlolo - CEO of the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center - said that "Canada should steadfastly condemn Hamas for inciting violence and for attempting to enter a sovereign nation to carry out terrorism..."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had tallied similar numbers to Hamas and "won't let those who call for our destruction to breach our borders and to threaten our communities".

The United States has blocked the adoption of a UN Security Council statement, drafted by Kuwait, which called for an "independent and transparent investigation" into Israel's killing of at least 58 people during demonstrations over the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem.

Israeli and Canadian officials told The Globe and Mail that Mr. Netanyahu said he would not co-operate with an worldwide investigation and argued Israel was merely defending its territory. One Israeli soldier was reported wounded. Capping weeks of protests, about 40,000 Gaza residents descended on the border area Monday. Some tried to attack the fence. The demonstrations this week became particularly violent as the 70th anniversary of the creation of the modern state of Israel approached and the USA embassy in Israel officially moved to Jerusalem.

The most recent example - the report on the 2014 Gaza war compiled by the UN Human Rights Council - accused the IDF of having "disregarded basic principles on the conduct of hostilities", and asserted that "the protection of Israeli soldiers significantly influenced the conduct of the Israel Defense Forces in these operations, at times overriding any concern for minimizing civilian casualties". The MPs said they were troubled by the shooting of Dr. Loubani, but blamed Monday's violence on Hamas.

Twitter account: Egypt's Sisi orders Gaza border opened for Ramadan
Twitter account: Egypt's Sisi orders Gaza border opened for Ramadan

The UN deputy chief called on everyone with a stake in Middle East peace, to exercise utmost restraint to avoid further deaths, especially the lives of children. The dead included a 14-year-old boy, said Palestinian medics.

Hamas' statement comes at a moment when Israel finds itself largely isolated over its response to the protests.

Referring to the USA move, Pakistan's permanent representative at the UN Maleeha Lodhi deplored that a country has again vetoed the unanimous call of the other 14 UNSC members to investigate the killing at least 61 Palestinians along the by Israeli forces.

The Kuwaiti draft resolution calls for measures to be taken to guarantee the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilian population, including through the deployment of "an global protection mission".

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs indicated, "Jerusalem is a special spiritual value for the humans and as our hearts strive for it every day, we call on the worldwide community to shoulder its responsibilities to stop violence against the fraternal Palestinian people, halt the vicious attack against it and end the brutal occupation".

Most countries say the status of Jerusalem - a sacred city to Jews, Muslims and Christians - should be determined in a final peace settlement and that moving their embassies now would prejudge any such deal.

They thanked countries and organizations that rejected the United States embassy move, condemning others for taking part in Monday's inauguration ceremony.

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