Hamas Scaled Back Gaza Protests Due to Egyptian Pressure

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The Palestinian Health Ministry said one man sustained moderate injuries from shrapnel, but did not confirm whether he was inside a targeted site or nearby. Most of Gaza's residents are descendants of refugees.

Omar Shakir, the local director for Human Rights Watch, said that if they were unarmed, the identity of the slain protesters and their affiliation to a militant group has little to do with Israel's right under global law to use lethal force at a demonstration.

Julius Malema, one of South Africa's representatives at the Pan-African Parliament, has slammed African governments which attended the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.

Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border on Monday when the high-profile opening of the U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem by the administration of President Donald Trump raised tension to boiling point after weeks of anti-Israeli demonstrations.

"The IDF said it coordinated the transfer of eight truckloads of vital medical equipment through the Kerem Shalom crossing due to severe humanitarian conditions in the Hamas-controlled enclave, with hospitals struggling to treat Palestinians wounded in clashes on the Israel-Gaza border on Monday and Tuesday".

There's no sign of a significant easing of the blockade, which was imposed by Israel and Egypt after the 2007 Hamas takeover of Gaza.

Turkey and Israel expel envoys over Gaza violence
Saudi Arabia said it "strongly condemned" the Israeli gunfire against Palestinians in Gaza and opposed the relocation of the USA embassy.

Israel, however, regards all of the city, including the eastern sector it captured in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed, as its "eternal and indivisible capital" in a move that has not won worldwide recognition.

Pushing back against foreign censure of its army's actions, Israel has - with Washington's backing - accused Hamas of using civilians as cover for attacks across the frontier fence and to distract from Gaza's internal problems.

She said the United States action to shift its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is egregious violation of global law and contravention of the UN Charter's prohibition of the forcible acquisition of territory.

On Wednesday the Palestinian Foreign Ministry announced the recall of its envoys in Romania, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic because those countries participated in the reception for the U.S. delegation that inaugurated the embassy.

The Istanbul summit meeting - called by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan - is expected to give a strong message against the Israeli violence that martyred at least 62 Palestinians - the youngest being 8 months old - during mass rallies Monday along Gaza's eastern border. "The government and the people of Pakistan would continue supporting their Palestinian brethren and present their case at every forum", the statement said quoting the prime minister. Israel's military said those comments proved the protests were not peaceful.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said Wednesday that he has asked the ICC for an appointment to deliver a "state party referral" of a case against Israel.

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