Gaza hospitals struggle to cope with high casualty toll

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

The ANC parliamentary caucus also condemned the violence and commended the government for withdrawing Ngombane. The U.N. Security Council began its session Tuesday with a moment of silence for the dead, and the U.N.'s special Mideast envoy said there was "no justification for the killing".

The Gaza Health Ministry said eight minors were among those killed by Israeli fire, and that a 9-month-old infant, Layla Ghandour, had died of tear gas exposure.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said more than 1,600 had suffered injuries, and that numerous dead had not yet been identified.

"We condemn the appalling, deadly violence in Gaza yesterday", Colville said, adding that attempts to cross or damage a border fence "are not sufficient grounds for the use of live ammunition".

He called on Israel to show "greater restraint" in the use of live fire, and said that the inquiry should look into why so much was used.

Tuesday is what Palestinians call their "nakba" anniversary, or catastrophe marking the creation of Israel 70 years ago. Only dozens, however, turned out.

The leaders of anti-Israel protests in the Gaza Strip said Tuesday was a day for funerals.

Thousands of protesters, who gathered on the border, demanded freedom for Palestinian territories which they claim have been occupied by Israel.

Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Indications suggest that some of the demonstrators in Gaza were protesting the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. "This is what is endangering the people of Gaza".

The officers, whom the army insisted could not be identified, rejected the outcry from critics, saying that each day of protests they had witnessed attacks on the fence and military infrastructure, and that Hamas had exploited the civilian protesters in order to try to break through. The group led weekly protests near the border with Israel since late March as part of the push.

Netanyahu defended his military, saying: "Every country has an obligation to defend its borders".

"We were at the tent camp east of Gaza when the Israelis fired lots of tear gas", Heyam Omar said.

Although Trump has said his declaration does not set the final borders of the city, it is seen by both Israel and the Palestinians as taking Israel's side in the most sensitive issue in their conflict. "You try other means".

"Unfortunately, that's how it worked out". "Hamas holds responsibility for doing this, and they're deliberately doing it".

Israel faced growing backlash Tuesday.

Protesters gathered at City Hall on Monday, amid the historic transition of moving the US embassy in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"The blood of innocent Palestinians is on the hands of the United States", he said.

The Israeli PM responded in a statement: "Erdogan is among Hamas's biggest supporters and there is no doubt that he well understands terrorism and slaughter".

Ireland summoned Israel's ambassador to Dublin Zeev Boker.

Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the United Nations, told a Security Council meeting that Israel had shown restraint during the Palestinian protests.

The UN said Israel had a right to defend itself but was strongly critical of its use of lethal force on Palestinians approaching Gaza's fenced perimeter.

A Foreign Office spokesperson, in a statement, said the move represents violation of global law and several United Nations Security Council resolutions, in particular resolutions No. 476 and 478.

"It seems anyone is liable to be shot dead or injured: women, children, press personnel, first responders, bystanders", he told a United Nations briefing Tuesday in Geneva.

The Israeli forces also struck what they say are Hamas "terror posts" and a Hamas military training facility within Gaza at least five times on Monday.