Namibia condemns massacre of 59 Palestinians

Many Palestinians protested against the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem

A senior Ministry of Foreign Affairs official, who did not want to be named, confirmed on Tuesday that Kenyan officials attended the gala hosted by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Notably, Kenya was among 21 countries that failed to vote at the UN General Assembly in a resolution aimed at condemning Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Pierce was echoed by Bolivia's envoy Sasha Llorenty who said that "the unilateral decision by the United States to move its embassy to Jerusalem does nothing but inflame spirits".

Gigaba was speaking after meeting with activists from the lobby group, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel in South Africa on Tuesday afternoon. Its new Embassy that opened in Jerusalem just yesterday.

The Israel embassy in Kenya, however, put the number at 49.

He blamed Hamas for attempting to destabilise the region and promote terror.

PM told to extend Brexit transition beyond 2020 amid customs row
Mr Boles said this represents a "pragmatic approach that both Leavers and Remainers should be able to support". The UK would collect tariffs set by the EU customs union on goods coming into the UK on behalf of the EU.

While no fatalities were reported in the West Bank, where limited clashes took place between demonstrators and Israeli security forces at several checkpoints, the situation in Gaza deteriorated throughout the day, particularly along the perimeter fence, said Mladenov.

At least 59 people, including unarmed women and six children, were shot dead while more than 2,700 others were injured by Israeli soldiers during protests over President Donald Trump's controversial relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv, a move that has been praised by Israelis but has enraged Palestinians and the governments of other countries, including in the European Union, and Iran and Russian Federation.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, for her part, defended Israeli troops' actions and blamed Hamas for the violence on Gaza's border with Israel. Ankara also recalled its envoy to the U.S. for "consultations".

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

The chairperson reiterated the solidarity of the AU with the Palestinian people in their legitimate quest for an independent and sovereign State with East Jerusalem as its capital.

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