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Hamas Leader Admits Gaza Protests are Not Peaceful

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Pakistan's permanent UN Ambassador Dr Maleeha Lodhi

"We shouldn't lose sight that Hamas is responsible for the entire situation", White House spokesman Raj Shah said.

He also offered a justification for the Trump administration's decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israel has rejected those demands, saying its actions are necessary to stop mass infiltrations from the blockaded Palestinian enclave controlled by Islamist movement Hamas. Islamic terror group Saraya al-Quds identified three of its members among the killed, according to its website.

The ministry "sees this participation as a grave breach of worldwide law and United Nations resolutions which confirm that Jerusalem has been occupied since 1967 and ban countries from moving their embassies there", the statement said. But the USA leader said the United States "remains committed to a lasting peace agreement" between Israel and the Palestinians.

".when we talk about "peaceful resistance" we are deceiving the public", Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar unabashedly pronounced in an interview with Al-Jazeera.

"If Hamas had not pushed them there, then nothing would happen. We don't support that", Malema told South African media. They were both in the tents, far away from the front lines, the family told Al Jazeera.

Larger crowds have flocked to the border after prayers on Fridays. Some burned tires, hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails, floated incendiary kites, and attempted to destroy border fencing. Shockingly, a Palestinian baby was one of the casualties in the east of Gaza City.

USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley ended her speech with a powerful statement - using no words at all.

UNICEF and its partners yesterday delivered two truckloads of urgent medical supplies to the Gaza Strip for an estimated 70,000 people.

"Hamas has undertaken to use, to continue to use violence, to continue to use the threat of ... going into Israel, and continue to use human shields - all of which is unfortunate".

The Israeli military also released a video of civilians claiming that Hamas had forced people to rush the border wall toward Israel. "Hamas is intentionally and cynically provoking this response".

The announcement by Erdogan was made during a speech in London just hours after the U.S. Embassy's inauguration.

Replying to questions on Vietnam's reaction to the US's opening of its embassy in Jerusalem and the rising tension in the region, the spokesperson said that Vietnam protests the use of violence and calls for restraint and an end to escalating tension.

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry announced the recall for consultations of its envoys in Romania, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic, citing those European Union members' participation in an official Israeli reception on Sunday for a USA delegation that inaugurated the American Embassy in Jerusalem.

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