Nigeria condemns killing of 58 Palestinians

Aaron Brown
May 18, 2018

"The Community has followed with increasing alarm the mounting toll of fatalities and injured among the demonstrators".

Erdogan, who also announced plans for a pro-Palestinian rally on Friday, has exchanged barbs with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling Israel an "apartheid state" and ordering the country's ambassador to Turkey to leave.

Palestinian mourners carry the body of 51-year-old Nasser Ghorab during his funeral in al-Nusirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on May 16, 2018, who was killed the day before during clashes along the border with Israel.

"We are facing a state of blatant aggression against worldwide law and legitimacy which was embodied by the USA embassy's transfer in the occupying state to Jerusalem", said Abul Gheit.

It also called on Israel to respect the basic human rights of Palestinians as well as worldwide law. In this regard, he called on the global community to carry out "its ethical and legal responsibility" for the protection of the Palestinian people to Israel. According to United Nations figures, more than 100 have died since March 30, when the massive protests began.

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Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said an Egyptian intelligence chief warned Haniyeh that Egypt has "proof" that the terror group, which is in complete political and military control in Gaza, was behind the riots and sacrificing civilians for political purposes. No one was reported hurt on either side. "The marches will continue until our people achieve their goals", said Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum.

Shaikh Khalid stressed Bahrain's condemnation of the targeting of the Palestinian civilians last Monday, which led to the death and injury of dozens of victims and warned of the serious dangers and negative repercussions of this serious escalation in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Islamist group Hamas controls Gaza, but not its most important crossings, Rafah with Egypt and Erez with Israel. Now in opposition, the Conservatives said in February that they would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital if they win power in the next election in 2019.

Scores of Gazans have been killed during the protests by Israeli soldiers, and from other means, in a response Israel's leaders describe as self-defense "to protect our sovereignty and our citizens".

"Pakistan condemns the massacre of Palestinians and calls on the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation into the tactics used by Israeli forces", Lodhi added.

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