South Africa says it's recalling Israel envoy over Gaza violence

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About 2,700 people were injured, Palestinian officials said.

In response to Israel's ongoing violent suppression of Palestinian protesters in Gaza, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has recalled his country's ambassadors to both the U.S. and Israel, accusing Israel of "state terror" and "genocide", Sputnik reported.

"You will recall at the time the United States announced they would be moving their representation to Jerusalem we stated at that time strongly that we did not believe that would take us closer to peace and it hasn't", Ardern said. They also dropped leaflets into Gaza, warning the residents not to approach the border. There are more protests planned Tuesday, to mark the 70th anniversary of what the Palestinians call their "catastrophe" - the founding of the state of Israel.

As 35,000 people demonstrated against it, the ceremony to inaugurate the US Embassy in Jerusalem got underway, starting with the US national anthem.

Fifty-eight Palestinians died on Monday in protests in Gaza, shot dead by the Israeli military as they marched up to the border fence.

Palestinians hurled stones and incendiary devices, while the Israeli military used tear gas and live fire from snipers. The goal is invasion or, failing that, bad PR for Israel. "We will continue to act with determination to protect our sovereignty and our citizens".

"Our special bond in the envy of nations around the world", he says of US-Israel ties, noting the shared values of freedom, rights, and democracy.

Boycotting and isolating Israel was the "most efficient" and "peaceful way of forcing the apartheid Israeli government to respect human rights of Palestinians", the EFF said.

What has the global reaction been?

"The responsibility for these tragic deaths rests squarely with Hamas", White House spokesperson Raj Shah said.

Was the violence linked to the opening of the embassy?

USA officials insist the administration remains committed to restarting the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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The Trump administration says it has almost completed a new Israeli-Palestinian peace plan but is undecided on how and when to roll it out.

"When there is peace in this region, we will look back upon this day and will remember that the journey to peace started with a strong America recognizing the truth", he said.

"Traditionally we've tried to play a role of fireman in the Middle East".

The atmosphere at the dedication ceremony was certainly in stark contrast to that at the Gaza border.

"Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital", Trump said in a taped message played at the dedication ceremony.

A few kilometres away, Israel and the United States held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American embassy in contested Jerusalem.

"This is history!" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared at the event.

The Russian government said it feared the embassy move would increase tensions across the Middle East.

A letter to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres from 10 members of the 15-member council coincided with the bloodiest single day for Palestinians since 2014.

Jerusalem's status is perhaps the thorniest issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel has effectively annexed the sector.

Since 1967, Israel has built a dozen settlements, home to about 200,000 Jews, in East Jerusalem.

It seems that many worldwide pundits made two key miscalculations about U.S. President Donald Trump.

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