Kenya attends U.S. embassy move gala as Israel faces outcry over Gaza

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The talks opened at United Nations headquarters in NY with a moment of silence for the 60 Palestinians who died Monday, the majority killed by Israeli fire, in the bloodiest day in Gaza since 2014.

To this day, many displaced Palestinians and their families have been denied reentry by Israeli authorities.

"The only ones who don't want peace are Israel, and they continue to take Palestinian land and we have continued to come out here to protest more of those land grabs and the Trump administration actually moving the Embassy adds insult to injury, especially when they are talking of peace", said Sharif Zakout with the Arab Resource and Organizing Center.

"They had clear instructions to bring a weapon - a knife or a gun - and force their way across the border, not use them unless there was need to capture Israeli soldiers and residents", Baror said.

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In a statement released on Monday, African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki "strongly condemned the disproportionate use of force by the Israeli army, which resulted in the killing of over 50 Palestinian demonstrators, while many more were wounded". "The status of Jerusalem should be determined in a negotiated settlement between Israel and Palestinians, and Jerusalem should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states", she pointed out.

Like nearly all other nations, and especially most of its Western allies, Britain disagrees with US President Donald Trump's decision to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv. She said Namibia reiterates its longstanding position that Jerusalem remains the internationally recognised capital of the two states.

"The blood of innocent Palestinians is on the hands of the United States", he said.

President Mahmoud Abbas recalled the Palestinian envoy in Washington, a senior Palestinian official told Reuters.

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The death toll makes Monday the bloodiest day in Gaza since the conflict of 2014, he said.

Some countries, among them South Africa and Turkey, have recalled their ambassadors to Israel over the violence.

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

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