Israel launches new air raid on Hamas in Gaza

Pushing back against worldwide censure of his army's actions, Mr. Netanyahu telephoned the Canadian Prime Minister late Thursday afternoon in what officials described as cordial but frank discussions about the violence and killings at the Israeli-Gaza border on Monday, the day the United States inaugurated its new embassy in Jerusalem.

"These individuals that were killed, regardless of their affiliation or membership, were engaged in a demonstration in which they did not pose an immediate threat to life and were gunned down, and that's what's relevant", Shakir said.

"We call for credible worldwide investigations relating to the occupation crimes", - said the head of the Arab League extraordinary summit of foreign Ministers of the Arab countries, which was held on may 17 in Cairo.

Minister of Foreign Affairs participates in the Meeting of the Council of the Arab League at the level of Foreign Ministers in Cairo.

The occupied territories have witnessed new tensions ever since US President Donald Trump announced Washington's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's "capital" on December 6, 2017 and said the United States would move its embassy to the city.

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He urged the Islamic countries "to take stance against these crimes".

It also said that the current US President Donald Trump administration's unconditional support to Israel surpasses that of its predecessors and isolates the US at the global level. There are no reported injuries from the strikes, to the Jerusalem Post.

The Israeli army said it struck "targets belonging to Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip, including terrorist infrastructure and weapons-making facilities". The meeting comes after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday said Cairo was in communication with both sides "so that this bloodshed would stop". The group's leaders know that will be unsuccessful but hope to consolidate anti-Israel opposition to at least force the opening of its borders with Egypt, a country that also wants no part of Gaza or Hamas. There have been numerous calls for an independent investigation into the deaths, with Britain, Germany, Canada and Switzerland among those supporting such action.

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. She said, "I raised the issue of the massacre of Palestinians due to Israeli state terrorism in Gaza".

"This shameful draft resolution is a proposal to support Hamas's war crimes against Israel and the residents of Gaza who are being sent to die for the sake of preserving Hamas's rule", he added. It says those approaching the fence have used explosive devices and firebombs, while soldiers have been shot at.

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