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World condemns ‘outrageous human rights violations’ after deadly Gaza attack

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16.05.2018

THE United States and Israel have drawn widespread international criticism after Israeli troops fired on protesters in the Gaza strip during demonstrations against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

On Monday, US President Donald Trump followed through on his controversial campaign promise by relocating America’s Israeli embassy to the contested city from Tel Aviv.

Trump’s daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law and Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, attended the opening ceremony alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Meanwhile, Palestinians protesting at the border of the Gaza strip were being targeted with barrages of tear gas and live gunfire by Israeli forces.

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— James Seramba (@JSeramba) May 14, 2018

By the end of the day, more than 60 protesters were killed and 2,700 injured in what was the bloodiest single day for Palestinians since 2014.

The decision to move the embassy and the violence that ensued was met with criticism from some. Leading the charge was the brand new government of Muslim-majority Malaysia.

Despite there not yet being an appointed Foreign Affairs Minister following last week’s election victory, the........

© Asian Correspondent