Palestinian baby dies from tear gas inhalation at Gaza border

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It also complicates the search for a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said the chairperson in a statement.

Nauert declined to link the violence with the new American embassy, unveiled Monday after the United States unilaterally recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israel said it is defending its border and accuses Hamas of trying to carry out attacks under the cover of the protests.

"No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has", she added.

"I'm really angry that my taxes are being used to fund this awful oppression of Palestinians by Israel", said Carole Seligman, who was protesting against Israel. The story told by the those who hate Israel, in other words, hate freedom and those that uphold it, like the only functioning democracy in the Middle East, is a story that is simply not true.

Worldwide leaders condemned the deadly violence in Gaza this week, with more than a dozen members of the U.N. Security Council denouncing Israel's "excessive use of force against unarmed civilians" on Tuesday.

Some of them and others, including China, called for an independent probe into the events at the Gaza border.

The decision to move the embassy and the violence that ensued was met with criticism from some.

Speaking alongside the British prime minister, Mr Erdogan said: 'While we are focusing our talks on the Syria issue, yesterday unfortunately significant incidents have unfolded in Palestine after the USA chose to move their embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

"I said I was going to move the embassy to Jerusalem and I did it", Graham eluded to Trump's message to the world. "The location of the embassy has no bearing on the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, or the resolution of contested borders".

Calling for restraint on both sides, she noted that, of the 60 people killed, six were children.

A handful of US lawmakers nonetheless condemned the violence, including Sen.

"No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has", the US ambassador added. He didn't immediately give details of his proposal.

The UN human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, decried Monday's "shocking killing of dozens", saying "those responsible for outrageous human rights violations must be held to account".

He told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme Israel "did everything we could" to avoid the bloodshed at the border with Gaza, which saw soldiers open fire on protesters.

Surrounded by fellow Arab ambassadors to the United Nations, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks during a press briefing following a UN Security Council meeting concerning the violence on the Gaza Strip, at United Nations headquarters, May 15, 2018 in New York City.

Alistair Burt, UK Minister for the Middle East, has said the United States needs to show greater understanding of the root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in a rare criticism of Britain's closest ally. Israel's ambassador, meanwhile, called for condemning Hamas.