Israel launches airstrikes against 'terrorist' targets in Gaza


Earlier, Pakistan has expressed full support for any move of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to highlight the plight of the Palestinians, besides deploring the UN Security Council failure to slam brutalities of Israeli forces along Gaza border.

South Africa's Julius Malema has condemned African countries for attending the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem.

An extraordinary session of the Arab League Council took place on Wednesday to review means of confronting the US decision to move its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Erdogan on Tuesday said "Netanyahu is the PM of an apartheid state".

It was not immediately clear if an official Palestinian request would speed up the prosecutor's ongoing preliminary examination, launched in 2015, of potential war crimes in the occupied territories. It also triggered a diplomatic backlash against Israel.

Young men filled sandbags to prepare for future protests at encampments along Gaza's Israeli border on Thursday, though tents were mostly empty as Palestinians joined Muslims around the world observing the daylight fast at the start of Ramadan.

Israel footed the costly bill for the dispatched Palestinian aid despite having to spend millions to fix the hostile group's damage on its border.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Netanyahu had already exchanged insults on Twitter after Monday's chaos along Gaza's border fence with Israel, which has blockaded the coastal enclave for more than a decade. The crossing is closed most of the year, though Egypt opened it for a few days this week to defuse tensions.

On Wednesday, a senior Hamas official, Salah Bardawil, claimed 50 of the people killed on Monday were its members.

It's not clear if they'll be able to maintain momentum, let alone exceed the current maximum turnout of about 40,000 people. Most of Gaza's residents are descendants of refugees. Over 11,100 others were also wounded in the war. Abbas adopted a particularly tough stance in recent weeks, curtailing salary payments to tens of thousands of pre-Hamas era civil servants in hopes that further economic pressure on Gaza would cow Hamas.

A large number of heads of state and government including Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Afghan President Ashraf Gani, Kuwaiti Amir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah and Mauritanian President Mohammad Veled Abdulaziz are expected to participate in the summit meeting.

"Israel, which is supported by the United States, can go further in terms of its expansionist strategy in the region despite the fact that its actions have no legal justification", Atlioglu underscored, warning of possible new casualties among Palestinians in the near future.

But Netanyahu's fortunes on the global stage could be changing.

On Monday, Israeli fire killed 60 Palestinians who were protesting along the Gaza frontier as a ceremony was held in Jerusalem to mark the transfer of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to the city.