We condemn excessive use of forces by Israelis against defenseless Palestinians: Gargash


Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon issued a stern rebuke of Kuwait on Friday after the oil-rich Arab nation circulated a draft resolution calling for an worldwide force to be deployed to Gaza in order to protect Palestinian civilians from Israel.

Cruz took to the Senate floor where, as an example of the bias, he held up a story from Monday's New York Times, titled "Israel Kills Dozens at Gaza Border as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem".

"We call for a credible global investigation into the crimes committed by the occupation", Abul Gheit said at the opening session of an extraordinary meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo to discuss the developments. One was reportedly an eight-month-old girl.

It also said that the current US President Donald Trump administration's unconditional support to Israel surpasses that of its predecessors and isolates the US at the worldwide level.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will cause "some instability" in the region, in his first public comments on the issue.

Countries have summoned and recalled ambassadors, the United Nations has issued condemnations and some have called for an investigation of Israel's actions. There are no reported injuries from the strikes, to the Jerusalem Post.

The Israeli Defense Forces said fighter jets struck at four Hamas targets in northern Gaza overnight, including "a weapons production facility".

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The Prime Minister also quoted the head of the Hamas administration in the Gaza strip Yahya of Kinvara.

Calls for an independent probe into the deaths have come from many sides, including Britain, Germany, Canada and Switzerland.

Palestinians chant slogans during clashes with Israeli troops near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City, on May 14, 2018.

Mr. Trudeau said Israel's use of "excessive force" was "inexcusable" and joined British Prime Minister Theresa May and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in calling for an immediate independent investigation.

Israel accuses Hamas, with whom it has fought three wars since 2008, of seeking to use the demonstrations as cover for violence.

Human rights groups say an affiliation with a militant group is irrelevant if they were unarmed and did not pose an immediate threat to the lives of soldiers when they were shot.

This meeting demonstrates a unified Arab position in solidarity with the Palestinian brothers and in strong denunciation and rejection of the killing and confiscation of rights, in total disregard of all global laws and norms, he noted.