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The Arab League needs to investigate the "crimes" of Israel

The Arab League needs to investigate the

"We call for a credible global investigation into the crimes committed by the occupation", Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit said at an extraordinary meeting of the bloc to discuss the violence, called at the request of Saudi Arabia.

"This was confirmed by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at the Jerusalem Summit held in Dhahran", Jubeir said in his opening speech while chairing the extraordinary session of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers.

At least 63 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were killed and about 2,800 wounded over the past three days in confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters against moving the USA embassy to Jerusalem, the city the Palestinians want its eastern part as the capital of their future state.

In the bloodiest single day for Palestinians since 2014, Palestinian Health Ministry officials said 60 protesters were killed and 2,700 injured either by live gunfire, tear gas or other means.

Pope Francis said Wednesday he was "very worried" by escalating violence in the Middle East after 60 Gazans were shot dead by Israeli troops while protesting the U.S. embassy's move to Jerusalem.

"Hamas' stated aims of the destruction of Israel and the murder of Israelis lay bare its goals in fueling these violence protests", they wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.

General VK Singh makes surprise visit to North Korea
North Korea stated that the USA was considering its intention of denuclearising the Korean peninsula as a sign of weakness. The two leaders also agreed on enhancing people-to-people relations in the field of education and culture.

- Thanking the States and organizations that have rejected the American decision on Jerusalem and supported a just and comprehensive peace that meets the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, in accordance with worldwide law and the resolutions of global legitimacy. Hamas and the leaders of the demonstrations have a responsibility to prevent all violent actions.

Israel's Embassy in New Zealand has hit back after our Government described the loss of life on the Gaza-Israel border as "one-sided".

- Condemning Guatemala's relocation of its embassy to the city of Jerusalem and declaring that appropriate political and economic measures are to be taken in this regard.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed in a statement that Pakistan will continue to support Palestinian brethren on every forum. Palestinian security sources confirmed the target was a Hamas base, saying there were no reports of injuries.

Calls for an independent probe into the deaths have come from many sides, including Britain, Germany, Canada and Switzerland.

"My first words are to deplore the tragic loss of lives and suffering in Gaza and to express my deep sadness and condolences to the Palestinian people", Guterres said in a statement read by Deputy Secretary General Louise Frechette at the UN's NY headquarters. "War incites war, violence incites violence". It says those approaching the fence have used explosive devices and firebombs, while soldiers have been shot at.