Israel keeps Gaza residents 'caged in a toxic slum': UN's Zeid

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"This shameful draft resolution is a proposal to support Hamas's war crimes against Israel and the residents of Gaza who are being sent to die for the sake of preserving Hamas's rule", he added.

Kuwait's effort comes after the Security Council couldn't agree even on a statement about a confrontation in Gaza Monday that left almost 60 Palestinians dead.

Deadly protests at the Israel-Gaza border have waned over the past three days because Egypt has pressured Hamas to stop stoking the violent demonstrations, Fox News reported.

The US blocked on Monday a Kuwait-drafted council statement that would have expressed "outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian civilians" and called for an independent and transparent investigation, diplomats said. Israeli ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Aviva Raz Shechter, meanwhile slammed the special session on Friday, saying it was "politically motivated and won't improve the situation on the ground by even one iota". This includes "the immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of the crossing points" to allow humanitarian aid, commercial goods and people to enter and leave in accordance with global law, it says.

The increased tension comes as Israel's Independence Day approaches, with celebrations set to coincide with a ceremony marking the relocation of the US Embassy, scheduled for Monday, May 14.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gestures during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey April 16, 2018.

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The "cycle of violence" in Gaza serves no one and it must end, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Thursday at the UN Forum on the Question of Palestine.

To suggest that the violence had anything to do with the relocation of the U.S. embassy was a smoke screen, she said. It was noted as the bloodiest day for Palestinians since 2014. Some tried to attack the fence.

Except, of course, Israeli soldiers fired carefully.

At a Security Council meeting Tuesday, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy said there was no justification for the killings.

The embassy said that Israel was being unjustly accused of using disproportionate force against Hamas. In addition, a senior member of the terrorist group, Salah al-Bardawil, confirmed in an interview on Wednesday that at least 50 of them were Hamas members.

"It is imperative that everyone show the utmost restraint to avoid further loss of life, including all civilians, and particularly children, are not in harm's way", she said.

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