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Israeli PM rejects Trudeau's call for independent investigation into Gaza violence

Israeli PM rejects Trudeau's call for independent investigation into Gaza violence

"The situation in Gaza is devastating and the crisis is far from over", said Jamie McGoldrick in a statement, referring to weeks of clashes between Palestinians and Israel's security forces near the border fence in Gaza.

The summit will discuss the latest serious developments in Palestine, notably the transfer of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the Israeli massacre of unarmed civilians in Gaza Strip, QNA reported.

The demonstrations this week became particularly violent as the 70th anniversary of the creation of the modern state of Israel approached and the USA embassy in Israel officially moved to Jerusalem.

"We are facing a state of blatant aggression against worldwide law and legitimacy which was embodied by the USA embassy's transfer in the occupying state to Jerusalem", said Abul Gheit.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rebuffed Justin Trudeau's call for an worldwide investigation into deadly clashes at Gaza's border but pledged to get to the bottom on the sniper shooting of a Canadian-Palestinian doctor.

To observe solidarity with the Palestinians, who are targeted by the Israeli soldiers at the Gaza Strip, Pakistan is set to observe Palestine Solidarity Day on Friday, according to a statement by Pakistan's Prime Minister Office (PMO). One Israeli soldier has been reported wounded.

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"I urge the Israelis to understand that the reactions of Palestinians over this issue are legitimate and that (they) are dealt with in a way that takes great care for the lives of Palestinians".

On Wednesday a Hamas official said that 50 of those killed belonged to the terrorist organization. Israel justified the use of force against Palestinian protesters by citing the need to defend its borders, which the demonstrators were trying to overwhelm. Mahmoud al Zahar, a co-founder of Hamas, said that calling the actions of Palestinians on the Gaza border "peaceful" is a clear "deception".

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the European Union have also called for an independent investigation.

The death toll led to worldwide condemnations of Israel and calls for an independent investigation.

But Israel supporters across the political spectrum couldn't help but be moved on the deepest of emotional levels to see the United States finally recognize what we've always known, that Jerusalem is as central to the Jewish people's and Israel's identities as Washington is to America's.

They included Israel and Honduras.