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Violence in the Gaza Strip shows no sign of abating as at least two Palestinians have been killed and 400 others more injured in fresh cross-border clashes with the Israeli forces in the area.

The relocation on Monday of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem inflamed the seven weeks of protests leading up to Nakba Day in the Gaza Strip, resulting in Israeli forces killing at least 60 Palestinian protestors and injuring more than 2,700.

"They don't like the situation where so many Palestinians might be killed, and they have very good relations with us", he said.

On Monday, an estimated 35,000 people participated in demonstrations in Gaza and hundreds of people in the West Bank cities of Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho, Nablus, and East Jerusalem, as part of the "Great March of Return" as well as in protest of the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he said. One Israeli soldier was wounded. On Friday, some demonstrators entered and attacked the Garden of Peace, the main crossing channel for food and fuel to the Palestinians.

The United Nations resolutions are based on the following principles: A Palestinian State and an Israeli State based on the 1967 lines; Jerusalem as the capital of both States; an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories; and the return of Palestinian refugees.

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Tens of thousands of people in Gaza have been protesting for over six weeks. "In that conflict zone, you're basically pushing people into circumstances where they are very likely to be shot at".

Tuesday, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is fighting back.

Alistair Burt, UK Minister for the Middle East, has said the U.S. needs to show greater understanding of the root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in a rare criticism of Britain's closest ally.

The government of Pakistan strongly condemned the merciless killings and injuries to innocent unarmed Palestinian civilian protesters by the occupying authorities.

In December a year ago, the African Union retaliated their support for Palestine in its quest for an independent and sovereign State with East Jerusalem as its capital.


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