The U.S. was among the few countries that came to Israel's defense, backing its right to protect its border on the same day that it countered global disapproval of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Palestinians and rights groups say protesters are being shot while posing no threat to Israeli soldiers on the other side of the heavily guarded fence.
In addition, he condemned Guatemala for moving the Embassy. Palestinians also consider Jerusalem their capital.
In the 2008 Gaza conflict that left about 1400 Palestinians and five Israelis dead, a United Nations fact-finding commission found both Israel and Hamas, the group which rules Gaza, committed war crimes.
On Wednesday, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Wednesday called for an independent inquiry into Israeli "state terrorism" in Gaza. He reaffirmed the Kingdom's steadfastness towards the Palestinian cause and its support for Palestinians in restoring their legitimate rights in accordance with the resolutions of worldwide legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initiative.
Many countries condemned the violent protests and called for worldwide action against the "massacre committed by the Israeli soldiers". The Mount is the holiest place in Judaism, as the site of the biblical temples.
The "cycle of violence" in Gaza serves no one and it must end, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Thursday at the UN Forum on the Question of Palestine.
It added that Israeli forces conducted multiple overnight raids across the West Bank, detaining 15 Palestinians.
It brings together Palestinian, Israeli and worldwide experts, as well as representatives of the diplomatic community and civil society, to discuss how a lasting settlement can be brought about.
- Supporting and appreciating the incessant efforts by the State of Kuwait, the Arab member of the Security Council, in following the developments of the Palestinian cause and defending the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
Moreover, al-Ayyam said that scores of Israeli settlers forced their way into East Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
The status of Jerusalem al-Quds is the thorniest issue in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Appreciating the efforts of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of the Kingdom of Morocco, Chairman of the Jerusalem Committee, in protecting the Holy City of Jerusalem and its holy sites and supporting the steadfastness of Jerusalemites.
There should be - and could be - a peaceful and productive relationship between Gaza, Israel, and Egypt.
He said Arab states had agreed at previous summit meetings that they would cut ties with any country that moves its embassy to Jerusalem.