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Israel launches airstrikes against 'terrorist' targets in Gaza

18 May 2018

While the Palestinian government called the Israeli crackdown a "terrible massacre", Israel denied accusations of using excessive force against the protesters, insisting the crackdown is justified to protect its border. Instead, Israel must stop the shooting and killing and immediately lift the closure, thereby safeguarding the lives and human rights of the people of Gaza and the region as a whole.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday lashed out at the worldwide "silence" over the killing by Israeli fire of dozens of Palestinians on the Gaza border.

On the day the United States inaugurated its own embassy in Jerusalem, Israeli gunfire killed 60 Palestinians during the Gaza border protests.

Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they want to establish in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

"Vietnam has always followed the situation and is really concerned about the tension and escalating violence at the Gaza Strip that has killed and injured many Palestinian people", Hang said.

She said the U.S. action to shift its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is egregious violation of global law and contravention of the UN Charter's prohibition of the forcible acquisition of territory. The opening - attended by Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales - came just two days after a high-powered USA delegation also marked the transfer of its embassy from Tel Aviv.

US Senate votes to restore and save Net Neutrality
Democrats argued that scrapping the rules would give ISPs free rein to suppress certain content or promote sites that pay them. This time, however, it was Democrats who led the effort to kill a rule supported by the Trump administration.

Establish an independent and transparent investigation into the Israeli occupying forces' use of live fire and snipers and the resulting killings and injuries of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip since 30 March 2018.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz earlier on Monday reported that Vietnam was among the 32 countries that participated in the gala on Sunday.

"The group has encouraged civilians - especially teenagers and children - to approach the Israeli border during the mass protests, according to Shin Bet - Israel's internal security service", National Review's Mairead McArdle informed. "In addition to 53 tons of medical equipment set to be transported into Gaza this week via the crossing, the increased Israeli aid included more than 14,000 units of intravenous infusions, 40 medical basins, 20 medical examination couches, 25 infusion stands, 85,000 disinfectant pads and 12,500 bandages".

It was the bloodiest day in the Hamas Islamist-run enclave since a 2014 war with Israel.

Countries have summoned and recalled ambassadors, the United Nations has issued condemnations and some have called for an investigation of Israel's actions. Israel's military said those comments proved the protests were not peaceful. Romania, the Czech Republic and Honduras have said they are considering doing the same.

Erdogan on Tuesday said "Netanyahu is the PM of an apartheid state".

Israel launches airstrikes against 'terrorist' targets in Gaza