Turkey, Israel exchange jibes, expulsions in escalating row over Gaza

Turkey, Israel exchange jibes, expulsions in escalating row over Gaza

Turkey, Israel exchange jibes, expulsions in escalating row over Gaza

The protests were also driven by anger over the relocation Monday of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to contested Jerusalem. "This is what is endangering the people of Gaza".

The opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem on Monday also meant the symbolic recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital‚ a move which has been condemned internationally as provocative and a threat to peace in the region.

The high casualty toll revived global criticism of Israel's open-fire policies. Hours later, the Turkish consul in Jerusalem, Husnu Gurcan Turkoglu, was also sent home by Israel.

Germany, Belgium and Ireland called for an investigation of the violence.

Mr Varadkar condemned the Israeli actions and the border yesterday.

"Let's remember that the Hamas terrorist organization has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States made a decision to move our embassy", Haley said. The IDF also says it foiled an attack by three armed Palestinians near Rafah, close to the border with Egypt, during "a particularly violent demonstration".

"Most sub-Saharan African countries would never do anything that might jeopardise donor funding from Israel or the USA", tweeted another.

Earlier, department of global relations and cooperation (Dirco) spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya said the South African government had taken a decision to recall ambassador Sisa Ngombane from Israel "with immediate effect".

Michel described the Israeli response to the protests "unacceptable violence", saying "there is a clear lack of proportionality and we are asking for an global investigation".

The violence capped weeks of protests by Palestinians, who began demonstrating against Israel's blockade of Gaza back in March.

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The protests were scheduled as part of the Great March of Return and Hamas had said they were being stepped up for Monday and Tuesday in any case. Typically, the Rafah crossing is closed for most of the year.

Erdan said, "It's time for the heads of Hamas to pay a personal price for organizing these terror attacks".

Turkey told Israel's ambassador to leave the country on Tuesday after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians during protests on the Gaza border against the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

The border marches are seen as Hamas' last hope of ending the blockade that has made it increasingly hard for the group to govern.

But French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the "violence of the Israeli armed forces against the protesters" while European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said "we expect all to act with utmost restraint to avoid further loss of life".

Israeli troops used tear gas and live ammunition to try and disperse the crowd, killing at least 58 and injuring as many as 2,700, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. However, a medical official cast doubt on the report, saying the infant had a serious pre-existing medical condition.

French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the Israeli response to Palestinian demonstrators in a statement on Monday and reportedly addressed his concerns with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a phone call on Tuesday.

Hospitals and other key installations in Gaza, such as sewage treatment and water pumping stations, heavily rely on generators because of hours-long power cuts every day.

Tuesday marks the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call the Nakba, or Catastrophe, that saw thousands flee amid the creation of Israel in 1948.

While Israel had a right to defend its borders, she said "the use of live fire and the resultant loss of life is deeply troubling".

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