The ministry said the killing of the unarmed Palestinian civilians coincides with the 70th anniversary of the infamous Israeli manslaughter against Palestinian and with the inauguration of the American embassy in the occupied Quds. The military informed the Supreme Court that it shoots people in Gaza who are allegedly "leading inciters or breachers of order"; they did not claim that the people shot were armed or that they posed an immediate threat to the lives of others.
Some 116 Palestinians have been killed since the protests began.
Netanyahu commented on Bardawil's statement, saying "Well, how about senior Hamas official Salah Bardawil?"
He also suggested that members of the Arab League summon USA ambassadors "to remind them of the Arab rejection" of the U.S. move, which was made despite near universal consensus that the final status of the city should be decided in a final peace settlement between the Palestinians and Israel. The same Hamas that has called for genocide of every single Jew. I agree with him.
The ongoing suffering and poverty is due to those controlling their very existence - the Islamic terrorist group Hamas. "This is not a peaceful resistance", he said.
There's no sign of a significant easing of the blockade, which was imposed by Israel and Egypt after the 2007 Hamas takeover of Gaza.
On Thursday, the Egyptian leader directed authorities to take the necessary measures to keep the Rafah border crossing open throughout the holy month of Ramadan. He said that the aim of the riots is to, quote, "tear down their border and tear out their hearts".
Israel has come under mounting worldwide scrutiny over the high number of deaths during the clashes that began in early April and climaxed on Monday to coincide with the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. There were heated exchanges between Israeli and Palestinian envoys at an emergency UN Security Council meeting, but a push for an inquiry was voted down by the United States.
The 1948 Palestine war refers to the war that occurred in the former Mandatory Palestine during the period between the United Nations vote on the partition plan on November 30, 1947, and the official end of the first Arab-Israeli war on July 20, 1949.
The Minister expressed his honest thanks to the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for calling for this meeting at this delicate moment to discuss the unsafe escalation on the Palestinian territories, which pose a threat to the entire region in light of the use of force and the unacceptable targeting of the Palestinian people by the Israeli occupying forces.