Halifax protesters call on Canada to condemn Gaza killings


Heyam added: 'The doctor told me she was martyred.' The shootings came amid global uproar over the Israeli military's use of deadly force against unarmed protesters.

In this meeting, Islamabad and Ankara will urge all Islamic countries to strongly condemn the killings of Palestinians by Israeli forces and decide some strategy to find a peaceful way to resolve conflict between Israel and Palestine.

USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley walked out of a Security Council meeting on Tuesday when the Palestinian envoy began to speak, just hours after she praised Israel for acting with "restraint" in handling the protests in Gaza.

Eitan Naeh was summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry and told to "return to his country for a period of time", said a foreign ministry official who asked not to be named.

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.

Israeli soldiers' attack on Palestinian protesters, which killed at least 61 in Gaza on May 14, has caused widespread anger and grief in Turkey, like many parts of the world.

Saudi Arabia's Cabinet on Tuesday reaffirmed the Kingdom's rejection of the decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, a day after its official opening.

They were shot by Israeli military snipers while trying to destroy the security fence along the border to reach Israel and attack nearby towns.

"We approve every round fired before it is fired".

Halifax protesters call on Canada to condemn Gaza killings
Halifax protesters call on Canada to condemn Gaza killings

Having said that, it is Israel that is the dominant force in the Middle East, a democracy that claims to uphold values that are the cornerstone of our civilization. Meanwhile, Israel's military operations in Syria due to the threatening Iranian presence close to its borders have also been a matter of concern for Ankara recently, as has been the US decision to pullout from the nuclear deal with Iran, agitated by Israeli discomfort.

However, the US, which has defended Israel's right to protect its borders by using live ammunition, likely will veto the resolution.

On Tuesday the number of protesters gathered at the frontier was estimated by the Israeli army at 4,000, well down on Monday.

Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador, and Israel retaliated in kind.

A relative of Palestinian Ahmed al-Rantisi, killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, is consoled at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip on May 14, 2018.

"If you are unable to treat them, why are you letting them go to the protests", she said of her brother and the others who were wounded by Israeli snipers in the unsafe area near the border fence.

The protests were led by Hamas, but fueled by the growing despair among Gaza's 2 million people who face worsening poverty, unemployment, 22-hour-a-day power cuts and sweeping bans on travel and trade. The move fulfilled a pledge by U.S. President Donald Trump, who in December recognised the city as Israel's capital. The move has been roundly condemned by Palestinian leadership and other world leaders, as East Jerusalem - under Israeli occupation since 1967 - has been recognized as the capital of a future Palestinian state by the global community.

Still, Kuwait's envoy said he planned to propose a council resolution on protecting Palestinian civilians.

It also complicates the search for a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said the chairperson in a statement.

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