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Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate' - United Nations rights chief

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate' - United Nations rights chief

"This is what we are defending our families against, and you would do exactly the same". The protesters were demonstrating against the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem.

Hamas, representing the extreme anti-Israel branch of the Palestinian people, won an election against a more moderate Palestinian group and promptly told Israel that it would eliminate the Jewish state by militant means. Make no mistake, Hamas continues to deprive the Gaza population of their basic rights and is cynically coercing the people for violent provocations against Israel. "How can Hamas reap the fruits if it pays such an expensive price?"

Hamas said Wednesday that 50 of the dead were members.

The US blocked on Monday a Kuwait-drafted council statement that would have expressed "outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian civilians" and called for an independent and transparent investigation, diplomats said. The same Hamas that has called for genocide of every single Jew.

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If you're wondering where you last saw Yahya Sinwar, he's the Hamas boss who was previously on camera urging Gazans to tear out Israeli hearts.

Here's a Hamas leader boasting about using women and children in their terrorist infrastructure project.

Russian Federation has also expressed its concerns over the escalation in the Gaza Strip, urging all parties to exercise restraint and reaffirming its adherence to a two-state solution, while European nations, such as Germany and France, have condemned the violence by Israel, with French President Emmanuel Macron reiterating his opposition to the transfer of the USA diplomatic premises to Jerusalem. His words; "This is not peaceful resistance", he said.

Israeli warplanes reportedly launched airstrikes on Beit Hanoun Saturday, and images of fiery explosions and smoke-filled skies were shared on social media.

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The cynicism of Hamas' leadership in its willingness to sacrifice the lives of its followers to gain support from outside countries is beyond censure.

The violence happened on the same day that the United States opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem.

Israeli and Canadian officials told The Globe and Mail that Mr. Netanyahu said he would not co-operate with an global investigation and argued Israel was merely defending its territory.

He went on saying, "While we express our strong condemnation of using the excessive force by the Israeli occupation against unarmed Palestinians who exercise their right and demand their legitimate rights, we warn against the negative repercussions of such a risky escalation and we call for worldwide probe to hold those responsible for this massacre accountable".

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