World

Turkey tells Israeli ambassador to leave over Gaza killings

Turkey tells Israeli ambassador to leave over Gaza killings

The Israeli government welcomed the embassy move, which coincided with the anniversary of the country's independence.

On Monday, Freeland tweeted that the violence against civilians, journalists and children was "inexcusable".

Israel lays the blame squarely with Hamas, accusing Gaza's Islamist rulers of war crimes. At least 2,700 were said to be injured.

Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Gaza City for the funeral of 8 month old Layla Al Ghandour.

In Port Elizabeth, Professor Janet Cherry of Nelson Mandela University said only an global response which has the power to isolate and put pressure on the Israeli regime would succeed in curbing Israeli aggression. It was taken on Friday as the protests gained in fury.

"We condemn the appalling, deadly violence in Gaza yesterday during which 58 Palestinians were killed and nearly 1,360 demonstrators were injured with live ammunition by Israeli security forces", Colville said.

Dozens more people have protested around the world early this week, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada and South Africa.

The Security Council was holding an emergency meeting to discuss the violence in Gaza.

Former Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister Marwan Muasher, now senior vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, told Arab News that the killing of Palestinian protesters, coupled with the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, shows why "Israel can not be trusted" to bring about peace in the region.

But a doctor in Gaza told the Associated Press news agency that the infant may have had a pre-existing medical condition.




Mrs May did not mention the deadly incident during her conversation with Mr Erdogan, instead focusing on trade, defence and Syria.

"This cycle of violence in Gaza needs to end", he said.

He eventually found his mother close to the border and handed Leila over to her.

Theresa May yesterday described the loss of life in Gaza as "tragic", and called for an inquiry into the deaths.

Afghani called the peace process, ongoing since the 1990s, "deceptive", and said Israelis have been continuously settling Palestinian land.

"I went looking for my daughter and they told me she was taken to the hospital".

Israel said it was defending its border and accused Gaza's Hamas rulers of using the protests as a cover for attacks on the border. The PM said the violence was "destructive to peace efforts".

MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says she believes the council should spend more time talking about Iran's misbehavior in the region rather than singling out Israel, which she argues is acting with restraint.

Palestinian and Turkish leaders called Monday's killings a "massacre" while the United Kingdom and France urged Israel to show restraint.

This evening, TDs have been making statements in the Dáil on the killing of Gazans by Israeli troops - with widespread condemnation coming from the speakers.