Ashrawi terms Gaza killings a massacre

Pauline Gross
May 18, 2018

"O Jews!" they shout.

"Negotiations with our brothers in Sudan and Ethiopia will require effort and time from [all sides] so we can come to the terms and reach an understanding that allows us to maintain our share (of the Nile's water) and allow them to benefit from the dam for the development that they seek". "This is what we are defending our families against, and you would do exactly the same".

"This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights", she said, noting that the principles and standards enshrined in the Universal Declaration should guide the search for a durable solution to the question of Palestine, a solution that must be based on worldwide law, the legitimate aspirations of Palestinians and Israelis, as well as dialogue for reconciliation and for accountability.

"We are calling on young people to participate in the Friday clashes with determination to honor the dead and strengthen the legitimacy of the resistance", Hamas wrote on its official website. "How can Hamas reap the fruits if it pays such an expensive price?"

The United States has blocked the adoption of a UN Security Council statement, drafted by Kuwait, which called for an "independent and transparent investigation" into Israel's killing of at least 58 people during demonstrations over the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had tallied similar numbers to Hamas and "won't let those who call for our destruction to breach our borders and to threaten our communities".

Here's a Hamas leader boasting about using women and children in their terrorist infrastructure project.

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In a written statement on Thursday, Kalin said the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian issue are not problems for the Muslim countries alone but common problems for all who believe in law and justice.

Mohammed said Thursday that peace requires political will and courage from all sides.

"Shooting guns and lobbying explosives at Israelis isn't peaceful at all".

In an article for the Toronto Sun, Michael Mostyn of B'nai Brith Canada stated that it was "utterly inexcusable, to use Trudeau's own word, for him to pretend Hamas had nothing to do with the riots when its leaders proudly admit the opposite".

Israel has sought to fend off global criticism over Monday's violence, with the United States strongly backing its close ally and blaming the deaths on Hamas.

Following the recent incidents, Pakistani Ambassador to United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Wednesday called for an independent inquiry into Israeli "state terrorism" in Gaza.

Organizers say the wave of border protests is meant in large part to break a decade-old blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt and pressure Israel to ease its restrictions. Israeli forces must exercise maximum restraint in the use of force, in particular live fire.

Other reports by GizPress

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