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IRAN CONDEMNS ISRAELI KILLING OF PALESTINIANS, US EMBASSY RELOCATION

TEHRAN, Iran May 15 (NNNBernama) Iran has condemned Israel's violence against Palestinian protesters and the United States relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Xinhua news agency reported.

"The Israeli regime massacres countless Palestinians in cold blood as they protest in the world's largest open air prison," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Monday.

He called Monday "a day of great shame," adding the killing of Palestinian protesters comes as "Trump celebrates the relocation of the US illegal embassy with his Arab collaborators to divert attention."

At least 55 Palestinians were killed and 2,771 others injured in violent clashes between hundreds of angry Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza Strip close to the border with Israel.

Organised by the National Commission of the Great March of Return, the mass protests against Israel started on March 30, and are expected to peak on Tuesday, the day after the 70th anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence but marked by the Palestinians as Nakba Day, or "Day of Catastrophe."

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK


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