Russian Federation slams USA envoy's statement on Gaza at UN
May 18 2018 by Desiree Burns
Romania was one of four countries that recently blocked a European Union statement criticizing the US for moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to contested Jerusalem on Monday.
Safadi said the Israeli practices and the lack of a solution to the conflict worsen the situation and increase despair, which results in more violence and extremism and called on the global community to shoulder its legal and moral responsibilities to protect the Palestinians.
Condemning the United States" move shifting its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the protesters chanted slogans such as "Israel is unacceptable", "Israel's aggression is unacceptable" and "US embassy in Jerusalem is unacceptable'.
Israel said today it launched an overnight air raid on a Hamas facility in Gaza after gunfire from the territory targeted its soldiers and damaged a building.
Ashrawi's comments came a day after Haley defended Israeli forces who opened fire on Palestinian protesters on the Israel-Gaza border on Monday during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council.
Israel has rejected criticism over Monday's violence, with the United States strongly backing its ally and blaming Hamas for the deaths.
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The support of at least a third of the 47 members of the UN Rights Body - 16 or more nations - is required to call such a session.
Koffler Fogel said Hamas uses civilians as "human shields" and has "left Israel no choice but to use force to protect the tens of thousands of Israelis who live close to Gaza".
On Wednesday, Israel seized upon remarks by a senior Hamas member who said 50 of the 62 Palestinians killed this week were members of the group, arguing it showed the protests were not peaceful.
In a statement which has been quoted by BBC, Trudeau said Canada is "gravely concerned by the violence in the Gaza Strip that has led to a tragic loss of life and injured countless people".
Boutin said there is no legal justification for anyone to shoot at children under any circumstance.