Pakistan condemns use of force against Palestinians

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"There are no other words with which to describe what actually happened".

To this day, many displaced Palestinians and their families have been denied reentry by Israeli authorities.

"They had clear instructions to bring a weapon - a knife or a gun - and force their way across the border, not use them unless there was need to capture Israeli soldiers and residents", Baror said.

Amidror, in a conference call put together by the Israel Project, was referring to the decision of both those states to recall their ambassadors following Monday's bloody events in the Gaza Strip.

It must protect its borders, but it must do so proportionally and investigate every incident that has led to a loss of human life, he added.

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On Monday, Palestinians all over the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or Catastrophe: the systematic eviction of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes and communities before and in the aftermath of the State of Israel's Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948.

The deaths overshadowed the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, relocated from Tel Aviv in fulfillment of a campaign promise by US President Donald Trump, whose daughter Ivanka attended the inaugural ceremony. On Friday, some demonstrators entered and attacked the Garden of Peace, the main crossing channel for food and fuel to the Palestinians.

Consequently, the country was invited to a January 3 USA reception for United Nations member-states that did not vote in the resolution.

The embassy move, which dramatically underscored U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel s capital, infuriated the Palestinians and was widely criticized, but on Tuesday the Security Council proved unable, once again, to reach consensus.

"We must collectively call on all to refrain from unilateral measures that only steer us away from a peace process and instead work to end the occupation and advance the goal of a just and sustainable peace, culminating ultimately in two states, Israel and Palestine, . living side by side in peace, security and prosperity", said Mladenov.

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