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Bahram Ghasemi, the spokesman to Iran's foreign ministry said: "The killing of children, women and defenceless people of Palestine and the occupation of Palestinian lands has become the main strategy of the Zionists over the 70 years of occupation." .

Morales's decision to move Guatemala's embassy has been seen as partly influenced by his evangelical religious beliefs.

Israel occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the global community.

Israel considers Jerusalem its undivided capital, but almost all countries have opted to maintain embassies in Tel Aviv because of the holy city's contested status.

Maliki also said members of the Arab League, whose foreign ministers gathered in Cairo on Thursday for an extraordinary meeting to discuss the issue, should summon US ambassadors "to remind them of the Arab rejection of the USA embassy's transfer to Jerusalem".

"Iran has always been prepared for negotiations with the Persian Gulf littoral states over regional issues, but unfortunately, certain states in the region go for other solutions than dialog", Rouhani said.

The US and Guatemalan moves break with decades of worldwide consensus.

Tension has been high near the Gaza-Israel fence amid ongoing rallies by Palestinian demonstrators to demand the right to return to their homes in historical Palestine.

Mr. Netanyahu later said that his forces were acting appropriately to defend the country's borders and that Hamas, the Islamic movement governing Gaza, was to blame for the violence.

"Hamas is exclusively responsible for the events transpiring in and out of Gaza, and is accountable for all terrorist activity emanating from Gaza targeting Israeli civilians and Israeli sovereignty", the IDF said.

Some observers, meanwhile, are questioning why a parent brought an infant to a violent protest and why the media is not asking such questions to Hamas, the terror group that controls the Gaza Strip.

But the Hamas official, Salah Bardawil, did not give further details about whether they were members of the group's armed or political wing, or what they were doing at the time they were killed. Still, several advocates argue that the majority of the protesters were peacefully demonstrating to call attention to the terrible living conditions they face.

On Tuesday, the Israeli Army released a video that appeared to show protesters detonating several explosions near the border.

She blamed Hamas, the group that controls Gaza, for orchestrating the violence and argued that the U.S. Embassy move was not the reason as she called out the "double standard" at the United Nations which blames Israel for violence she said was stirred by Hamas and Iran. They did not have mercy on the children or anyone else.

On Tuesday, Israel's military allowed eight trucks full of humanitarian aid and medical supplies to enter the Gaza Strip. The State Department said Tuesday the draft "was too one-sided" and unacceptable to the US because it did not mention Hamas' incitement of violence along the Gaza border. They said the Palestinians would not accept medicine "from the murderers of our people".

At least 60 people lost their lives in what became the deadliest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 2014. U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman also attended Wednesday's ceremony.

Weeks of mass protests and bloodshed along the border may now be reaching a lull as Ramadan begins.

"We question this disproportionate use of the force [by Israel]", said Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, the head of mission for Doctors Without Borders in the Palestinian territories.

Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador and consul general, and several European countries summoned Israeli ambassadors to their foreign ministries for questioning and called for an worldwide investigation.

The U.N. itself has widely condemned the Trump administration's decision to move the embassy.

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