Turkey recalls ambassadors to US, Israel over embassy dispute

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"But ultimately it's hard to argue that this has made things more safe", Mr Bridges said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu applauds during the dedication ceremony of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.

Monday was the deadliest day in the Gaza since 2014, as 59 people were killed in bloody protests.

During the six-weeks of demonstrations which organizers have called "the Great March of Return", thousands of Palestinians have converged at the border to protest the long-standing blockade of the enclave.

However, Shahad Kahlladi, who spoke at the Ottawa rally, stressed that moving the embassy further inflames the current conflict.

Palestinians have long viewed East Jerusalem as the true capital of a future Palestinian State.

Some Palestinians threw stones and Molotov cocktails while burning tires to create black smoke. Israel has accused Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other militants of using the protests - involving women, children, and elderly civilians - as a pretext to infiltrate Israel and carry out terrorist attacks.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is "profoundly alarmed by the sharp escalation of violence" along the Gaza-Israel border on Monday, a statement from his spokesperson said. "Today we follow through on this recognition and open our embassy in the historic and sacred land of Jerusalem", said Trump.

At the ceremony in Jerusalem, Trump's son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner said, "As we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today, those provoking the violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution".

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President Donald Trump sent a video message to the event, saying Israel had the "right to determine its own capital".

The move by the USA would only further strengthen the resolution and determination of the oppressed Palestinians in confronting and resisting occupation, it said. "However, the principle of proportionality appies".

This time Palestinians say they regard America as firmly on the side of Israel.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also condemned Israel's violence against Palestinian protesters. Israel's interpretation of the rules had already been criticised by a senior United Nations official and Israeli human rights groups even before yesterday's deaths.

Graham touted Israel's role as a United States ally, saying that the nation provided the US with more intelligence about radical Islam than any other did. Turkey also recalled its ambassador from Washington and Israel.

DIRCO also announced its plans to remove its ambassador to Israel.

"Shame on those who ignore the pain and the suffering of the Palestinian people", Mansour said, adding that he is considering asking for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting.

Israel said some 40,000 Palestinians had taken part in "violent riots" at 13 locations along the Gaza Strip security fence.

Ms Ardern was asked for her view on comments made by Palestinian ambassador to the UN Riyadh Mansour, who said the Israeli action violated worldwide law.

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