Hundreds protest after bloodshed in Gaza as US Embassy opens in Jerusalem

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But in the wake of Monday's deadly violence, they morphed into demonstrations against Israel's excessive use of force.

Turkish broadcasters said the Israeli top envoy was told "return to Tel Aviv for a while".

"I was born before the 1967 occupation".

Ismail Zayid, with the Canada Palestine Association, said he too was forced out of Palestine.

Israel has said it is acting in self-defence to defend its borders and communities.

Canada also abstained from a vote at the United Nations in December that largely criticized the US for its decision to move its embassy.

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A draft statement circulated late Monday would have expressed the Security Council's "outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian civilians exercising their right to peaceful protest" and would have called for a "transparent" investigation.

It also complicates the search for a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said the chairperson in a statement. As they warned, the Palestinians reacted violently to the move.

The Palestinians have had standing at the court since the U.N. General Assembly recognized a "state of Palestine" as a non-member observer in 2012. "There is no such thing".

But a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada wasn't invited.

The Consulate closed early due to the protest, but a smaller group of counter-demonstrators waving the Israeli flag gathered across the street.

On Monday, Freeland tweeted that the violence against civilians, journalists and children was "inexcusable".

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Al-Otaibi said the draft resolution would aim "to provide global protection for civilians", though he added "we're not talking about peacekeeping yet".

A Palestinian protester holds a rope during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018.

"As American Jews, we see Netanyahu saying he speaks for all Jews, and we're saying that's not true", volunteer organizer Sarah Brammer-Shlay told HuffPost on Tuesday, saying actions in Israel were "pushed by our government".

A day after Israeli soldiers killed 59 unarmed Palestinians, the families buried their dead, including an eight-month-old-baby, on the day known as Yawm an-Nakba, which commemorates the estimated 700,000 Palestinians who were expelled from their homes for the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip, May 14, 2018.

But US ambassador Nikki Haley told an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council in NY that the relocation of the embassy had nothing to do with the violence and that Israel had the right to defend itself.

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Thousands of Palestinians are protesting near Gaza's border with Israel, as Israel prepared for the festive inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem.

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