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Abbas condemns Israeli 'massacres' after Gaza violence

AFP  |  Ramallah 

Palestinian condemned Israeli "massacres" along the border after Israeli forces killed 52 Palestinians during clashes and protests Monday coinciding with the opening of the

Abbas, who declared three days of mourning, also said "the US is no longer a mediator in the Middle East," and the new embassy was tantamount to "a new American settler outpost" in

Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Strip, vowed protests would continue. "We say clearly today to all the world that the peaceful march of our people lured the enemy into shedding more blood," senior said.

He added that Hamas's armed wing and other militant groups "will not prolong their silence over the crimes of the occupation." The clashes, which also left hundreds of Palestinians wounded, erupted before a delegation and Israeli officials opened the embassy at an inauguration ceremony in and continued throughout the day.

It was the bloodiest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since a 2014 war.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 23:10 IST
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