Turkey and Israel expel envoys over Gaza violence

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"Our government has been shamefully silent on recent developments in Gaza, and the Prime Minister should condemn the violence, call on Israel to cease violations of global law, and support an independent investigation into these deaths".

Turkey will call for an emergency United Nations Security Council meeting over the violence in Gaza on Monday, when more than 50 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli military as they sought to storm the border barrier, Bozdag said.

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.

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.

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday lauded Israel for its "restraint" during deadly clashes with Palestinian protesters and blamed the violence on those who want to destroy a "United Nations member state".

The United States has blocked the adoption of a Security Council statement that would have called for an independent probe into the violence, diplomats said.

Mansour al-Otaibi said the draft would be circulated "most probably tomorrow" and would be created to protect the Palestinians and "provide worldwide protection for civilians".

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Saudi Arabia said it "strongly condemned" the Israeli gunfire against Palestinians in Gaza and opposed the relocation of the USA embassy.

Israel is coming under mounting global pressure and calls for an independent probe over the violence.

- Lindiwe Sisulu, International Relations and Cooperation MinisterWe recalled the ambassador to come and explain to us what is happening in Gaza. Doctors told CNN they operated on many young men with gunshot wounds. "Make no mistake, Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday", she added. Ahmed Bshara, a student from the Israeli city of Nazareth, said that he had hope for a two-state solution until President Donald Trump was elected.

That view was echoed on Monday by White House spokesman Raj Shah, who said blame for the violence at the Gaza border "rests squarely" with Hamas.

The UN Middle East peace envoy Nikolay Mladenov said there was "no justification" for the Israeli response and called the protesrs a "day of tragedy". "I have repeatedly called on all to exercise restraint, for all necessary steps to avoid an escalation of violence and for all incidents to be fully investigated".

She also noted the report on Hamas falsely claiming to their people that Israeli soldiers were abandoning places along the fence, when in fact they were reinforcing them.

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