UN Mideast envoy condemns violence in Gaza

16 May, 2018, 14:56 | Author: Teresa Adams
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"The situation in the Middle East is explosive, violence is doing the talking, war could loom", Le Drian told lawmakers in parliament. Amidror said he believes Israel "briefed the Americans, and others, and the Americans are more open to understand Israel's need to defend itself than the Europeans; we know it, and we have to live with it".

Both these resolutions affirm that Jerusalem would be the capital of the future Palestinian State and the State of Israel.

The United Nations is working with Israel and the Palestinian National Authority to bring in life-saving assistance despite the destruction and extensive damage to the crossing, he said.

"The United States, which supports the occupying power, has become an obstacle to peace".

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According to the Times of Israel, European foreign ministries on Monday slammed the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, saying "it violates global law, is unwise and is likely to exacerbate tensions, shortly before the embassy's dedication ceremony began in Jerusalem".

Tuesday, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is fighting back.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has, meanwhile, said that Russia is concerned about the escalation of the situation in the Gaza Strip and calls on all parties to show restraint and refrain from steps that provoke tension.

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered outside San Francisco's Israeli Consulate on Tuesday to protest U.S. support for Israel, the moving of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem - which Israel views as its capitol - and the violence and death that resulted from that.

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She stressed that Russia's position on Jerusalem remains unchanged and that Moscow stands for a two-state solution.

Since March 30, Palestinians have been holding the so-called Great March of Return, near the border of the Gaza Strip.

According to a report from Hebrew media, Walla, the combination of 60 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in the single bloodiest day of conflict since 2014 along with the Israeli air strikes apparently caused Hamas to rethink its strategy.

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