Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the Israeli security forces following the killings of 17 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, as well as condemning the Israeli army's use of live ammunition against demonstrators.
In a Saturday Statement Netanyahu thanked his troops for "guarding the borders of the country" and "allowing Israeli citizens to peacefully celebrate the [Passover] holiday."
"Well done for our soldiers," he said.
Several countries and right-wing groups have condemned the shooting of Palestinian demonstrators demonstrating on Friday at thousands on the eastern border of Gaza.
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On Saturday, 49 more people were injured in the ongoing demonstrations.
The Palestinian human rights group Adalah said the Israeli army had "accidentally" assumed responsibility for attacks on Palestinian demonstrators on Saturday before deleting a post from their official Twitter page.
"Yesterday we saw 30,000 people We arrived prepared and with precise reinforcement, nothing was done unchecked, everything was accurate and measured, and we know where each bullet landed," reads a screenshot shared by Adalah ,
In the post-war protests, leaders in several countries condemned Israel's actions.
"I strongly condemn the Israeli government for its inhumane attack," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a speech in the largest Turkish city of Istanbul.  Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labor Party, described the use of force by the Israeli army as "appalling."
"The UK government needs to make its voice heard in urgent cases" A real solution to peace and justice, "he said in a statement on Twitter.
Similar statements were issued by the Jordanian government, which described the attacks as" violation Palestinian right to peaceful protest and use of excessive force against them. "
Qatar condemned Israel on Friday, while Kuwait demanded a UN Security Council emergency (19459003) on the same day.
The US blocked, however the issuing of the UN statement condemning Israel's use of force
Walter Miller, US representative to the United Nations, said "evil actors" would use the "protests as a cover to incite violence" and "endanger innocent lives"
Miller The comments reflected the attitude of the Israeli government towards Friday's demonstrations, Ham As, the movement that governs the Gaza Strip, blamed the killings and claimed they had used "violent riots to disguise terror."
UN Call for Investigation
019] The mass protests, the Great Return March were organized by civil society groups and supported by all political groups to demand the right to return Palestinian refugees.
Palestinians in Gaza gathered in five different locations along the border with Israel, originally about 700 meters away from a heavily fortified fence
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an "independent and transparent investigation" and "readiness "reaffirms the World Organization for the Recovery of Peace Efforts. 196590000] Federica Mogherini, t The diplomatic head of the European Union, also called for an independent investigation into the use of live ammunition by the Israeli military.
"The EU is mourning the loss of her life, our thoughts are with the families of the victims," Mogherini said in a statement on Saturday.
"The use of live ammunition should, in particular, be part of an independent and transparent investigation," she added.
Freedom of expression and assembly are fundamental rights that must be respected. "
Mansour al-Otaibi, Kuwait's UN ambassador, made a statement criticizing the Security Council for failing to take action against Israel.
in occupied Palestine are disappointed that the Security Council has met, but has not done anything to stop this massacre and bring those responsible to justice, "the statement said.
It happened on March 30, 1976, when six unarmed Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed by Israeli forces during protests against the decision of the Israeli government to expropriate massive parts of Palestinian land
Landtag is being used by the Palestinians seen as a continuation of an ethnic cleansing campaign carried out by Zionist armed groups in 1948, when more than 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their land – an event known to the Arabs as a nakba or "catastrophe".
About 70 percent of the two Gaza's descendants are descendants of the 1948 refugees.
Friday marked the start of a six-week sit-in demonstration that commemorated the Nakba on May 15
"When I was the one Beauty of our stolen land, seeing the trees and the picturesque nature of all this, I wondered: W arum are we trapped here in a stable? "said the organizer of the campaign, Ahmad Abu Artema Al Jazeera
The development follows months of rage over the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Trump also pledged the Israeli demand that UNRWA, the UN development aid organization, cut back millions of Palestinian nian refugees.