Arab League demands global probe into Israeli 'crimes'

Arab League demands global probe into Israeli 'crimes'

Arab League demands global probe into Israeli 'crimes'

Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border on Monday when the high-profile opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem by President Donald Trump's administration raised tensions to boiling point after weeks of anti-Israeli demonstrations. "The principles and standards enshrined in the Universal Declaration should guide the search for a durable solution to the question of Palestine", said Ms. Mohammed, adding that a solution had to be found "that must be based on global law, the legitimate aspirations of Palestinians and Israelis, as well as dialogue for reconciliation and for accountability".

The recent surge of additional Marines to safeguard several American diplomatic outposts in the Middle East was not driven by recent violence surrounding the opening of the new USA embassy in Jerusalem, Pentagon officials said Thursday.

They also stressed that the transfer of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will threaten the region's stability and global peace and security. Mahmoud al Zahar, a co-founder of Hamas, said that calling the actions of Palestinians on the Gaza border "peaceful" is a clear "deception".

"Jesus said, 'Blessed are the peace-makers.' Being a peacemaker means understanding that God is not 'either/or.' He's 'both/and.' He loves all people on both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and He commands us to do the same", Rosenberg added in the press release.

Palestinian security sources told Agence France-Presse the target was a Hamas base.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the USA embassy relocation runs counter to United Nations resolutions.

Israel has rejected criticism over Monday's violence, with the United States strongly backing its ally and blaming Hamas for the deaths.

The death toll led to worldwide condemnations of Israel and calls for an independent investigation.

Calls for an independent probe into the deaths have come from many sides, including Britain, Germany, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the European Union.

Palestinian protesters responded by hurling rocks and other debris at Israeli security forces while burning tires along the border fence line.

Following the border attack, Israel sent several trucks filled with food and medical supplies into Gaza.

Lastly, the Israeli prime minister commented on statements from Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar and Mahmoud al Zahar, a co-founder of Hamas, saying he agreed with their messages.

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