Pakistan expresses grave concern over shifting of United States embassy to Jerusalem

Pakistan expresses grave concern over shifting of United States embassy to Jerusalem

"When [the U.S.] opened their embassy in Jerusalem there was a need for a decision from our side", Malki said, "and this was our decision".

Kuwait called for the emergency session to discuss the upheaval after 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops and hundreds were wounded.

Several Muslim-owned businesses in the St. Louis area also closed for 70 minutes around lunchtime to symbolize the number of years of Israeli occupation.

Leila was believed to be the youngest victim of Monday's bloodbath and one of eight children under 16 who were reportedly among 58 Palestinians killed in demonstrations.

Monday was the bloodiest single day for Palestinians since the Gaza conflict in 2014.

Worldwide condemnation of the killing by Israeli security forces of 60 Palestinians in Gaza intensified yesterday, though the United States praised the "restraint" shown by Israel.

Speaking to reporters at a White House briefing, Shah also declined to join with other countries, including France and Britain, in calling for Israel to exercise restraint in its response to the protests.

The Israeli military said it was responding to violence from the protesters to defend Israel's border.

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon, like Haley, heaped blame for the violence on the militant group Hamas. Israeli tactics of using live fire against protesters has drawn worldwide condemnaton.

President Tayyip Erdogan exchanged heated words on Twitter with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Turkey is recalling its ambassadors to Washington and Tel Aviv for consultations, according to state-run Anadolu Agency.

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"We will also act through the United Nations and we have given our support to the United Nations secretary general in his call for an independent investigation in to this matter".

Haley left the security council meeting during Mansour's speech. "They come with weapons of mass destruction", said Abdullah.

It also reaffirmed United Nations resolutions on the status of Jerusalem, saying that recent events had "no legal effect" under global law.

'I could barely breathe, ' Heyam said.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley defended Israel, saying, "No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has".

Her cousin and her neighbor were killed by Israeli troops during the protest, she said.

Arguing that Hamas, the militant group that governs Gaza, had been "inciting violence for years, long before the United States chose to move our embassy", she said: "Who among us would accept this type of activity on your border?"

The IDF alleged some protesters threw rocks and Molotov cocktails, and burned tires.

Mladenov also called on Hamas not to "use the protests as cover to attempt to place bombs of defense and create provocations" and "must not hide among the demonstrators and risk the lives of civilians".

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