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For Gaza’s suffering blame Hamas

"The protests will continue because they have not achieved their goals yet", said Hazem Qasem. The Palestinian ambassador blamed "Israel occupation forces" for the "massacre" at the border during the United Nations meeting.

For Israel, it was enough to cement its narrative.

It is unclear whether the protests will resume in the Gaza Strip later on Tuesday, but doctors in the hospital fear that a further influx of patients could lead to a complete collapse of services at the city's main medical facility. "And Israel is in a very hard situation, when probably large numbers of people want to enter Israel from a place that has been threatening Israel for some years now", Hoyer said to The Intercept.

"I am profoundly alarmed and concerned by the sharp escalation of violence and the number of Palestinians killed and injured in the Gaza protests", said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres.

Hamas had been calling for people to demonstrate at the border in a bid to break an 11-year blockade by Israel and Egypt.

Gaza Health Ministry said that from March 30 to May 15, the Israeli army shot dead 111 Palestinians and wounded more than 10,000 others; around half of them were shot with live ammunitions, the rest had suffered tear gas suffocation.

Father of two Tamer Farouk Abu Ghaben suffered an injury to his hand when an explosive detonated near him in the border area on Monday.

In addition to protesting the relocation of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Palestinians were also marking the 70th anniversary of what they call the Nakba, or "catastrophe", of Israel's creation in 1948. But he did not mention the violence.

The grassroots progressive organization CREDO Mobile, which similarly has been reticent to talk about the issue to its 3.5 million members, signal-boosted statements on its Twitter page, condemning the Israeli military's behavior in Gaza.

On Tuesday, the army released a video that appeared to show protesters detonating several explosions near the border.

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On Wednesday, a senior Hamas official, Salah Bardawil, claimed 50 of the people killed on Monday were its members.

But in Europe, several European Union nations summoned Israeli ambassadors to express concern over what many view as excessive force by Israeli troops against unarmed Palestinian civilians.

"These individuals that were killed, regardless of their affiliation or membership, were engaged in a demonstration in which they did not pose an immediate threat to life and were gunned down, and that's what's relevant", Shakir said. Snipers are supposed to aim at protesters' legs and can shoot only with approval from a commander.

"The responsibility for these tragic deaths rests squarely with Hamas". Turkey and Israel expelled each other's ambassadors.

The bloodiest day for Palestinians in years has created a diplomatic crisis.

Similar to the U.S. Embassy inauguration, the Guatemalan event brought Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and prominent global supporters of Israel, including GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson and a smattering of evangelical leaders.

After Trump announced that the USA would move its embassy to Jerusalem at least ten other countries said they meant to follow suit.

Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States inaugurated its new site in the contested city in a move that infuriated Palestinians and drew global condemnation.

Monday's demonstrations coincided with protests against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

Israeli intelligence minister Israel Katz said that an Egyptian intelligence chief, whom he did not name, "made unequivocally clear" to Haniyeh that Egypt would not help if Hamas continued to stoke the protests, and Israel responded with harsher measures.

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