Israel launches airstrikes against 'terrorist' targets in Gaza

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Palestinian authorities on Wednesday urged United Nations to condemn the killings of the protesters at the Gaza border was war crimes.

The strikes followed earlier retaliation by the IDF against Hamas positions on Wednesday, when an Israeli tank targeted a group which reportedly opened machine gun fire on its soldiers.

The remarks were made by Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi at a meeting with ambassadors of European Union countries in Amman, where he called for immediate action to support the forming of an worldwide committee to investigate the massacre of Palestinians by Israeli forces.

Another Hamas official did not confirm the number, but said those participating were demonstrating peacefully.

Speaking to Fox News during the clashes, writer and speaker Ben Shapiro pointed out that Hamas was whipping up its own people to attack the border fence, knowing that gullible media would side with them over Israel.

But there were numerous calls for an independent investigation into the deaths, with Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium among those supporting such action.

The meeting comes after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday said Cairo was in communication with both sides "so that this bloodshed would stop".

At least 60 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,000 injured by Israeli gunfire during protests in Gaza against the opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem - a move that reversed decades of U.S. foreign policy and that was criticised by the UK, France and Russian Federation.

"Fifty of the martyrs were Hamas and 12 from the people".

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He did not specify what roles the victims had in the organization, such as whether they were members of the group's armed wing.

The comments were welcomed by Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus, who said Bardawil had "set the record straight". The two posts in northern and southern Gaza Strip are close to the border with Israel. "This was no peaceful protest", he tweeted.

While some members said the U.N.'s most powerful body needed to speak as one to try to calm the volatile situation - and the Palestinian envoy implored, "When are you going to act?" - a proposed statement had stalled Monday after the US blocked it.

A protest was staged at the Arts Lobby of the University of Karachi (KU) against the Israeli aggression towards Palestinians. The State Department said Tuesday the draft "was too one-sided" and unacceptable to the USA because it did not mention Hamas' incitement of violence along the Gaza border. Israel's passage in June 1980 of a law proclaiming Jerusalem its "indivisible and eternal capital" led to a UN Security Council resolution calling on Guatemala and several other countries to move their embassies to Tel Aviv.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and Netanyahu cut a blue-and-white ribbon as the official opening of the embassy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Palestine in February.

Israel's Intelligence Minister Israel Katz claimed that Egyptian intelligence had "made unequivocally clear" to Haniyeh that Cairo would not help if Hamas continued to stoke the demonstrations.

Jerusalem's status is perhaps the thorniest issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the U.S. embassy relocation infuriated the Palestinians. "The embassy move brought tensions to a boiling point", the Sanders video said. Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they want to establish in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.