Guatemala moves embassy to Jerusalem, following United States lead

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Turkey has pulled back its diplomat in Tel Aviv for counsels and revealed to Israel's envoy to Ankara to leave, additionally for an unspecified timeframe.

On Wednesday, a day after expelling Israel's ambassador in response to the Gaza deaths, Turkey ordered the Israeli consul general in Istanbul to return home.

The US and Guatemalan moves break with decades of global consensus.

A Hamas spokesman said plans were in place for a mass gathering on 5 June, the anniversary of the first day of the six-day war, in which Israeli forces captured East Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, including Gaza.

Israel regards all of Jerusalem, including the eastern sector captured in the 1967 Middle East, as its capital.

Julius Malema, one of South Africa's representatives at the Pan-African Parliament, has slammed African governments which attended the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.

The Gaza protesters set tires ablaze, sending up thick plumes of black smoke, and hurled firebombs and stones toward Israeli troops across the border. The military said 14 of those killed Monday were actively involved in carrying out attacks.

Israel says the military has delivered eight trucks full of humanitarian aid and medical supplies to the Gaza Strip, where Israeli troops firing from across the border killed almost 60 Palestinians at mass border protests on Monday.

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

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"They're pushing civilians, women, children, into the line of fire, with the view of getting casualties", he added.

In a phone conversation, the two leaders paid particular attention to the mass protests in the Palestinian territories in connection with the opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem, the Kremlin said in a press release.

The high death toll from Israeli fire has led to worldwide condemnations of Israel and calls for an independent investigation.

There has been little Israeli domestic dissent at the lethal tactics around Gaza, where in the past decade Israel has fought three wars against Hamas. He also repeated the lie that Jews have no ties to the land of Israel.

The Palestinian envoys to Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Austria were also recalled over their attendance at a reception Sunday night ahead of the opening of the USA embassy.

Israel has come under mounting global pressure over the deadly violence.

Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador and consul general, and several European countries summoned Israeli ambassadors to their foreign ministries for questioning and called for an worldwide investigation.

According to him, the most effective step to stop Israel's aggressive activity could be an worldwide military, economic and political boycott against Tel Aviv. The event was intentionally captured by Turkish media. Turkish press was invited to film the spectacle, prompting Israel to again respond.

President Tayyip Erdogan, however described Monday's bloodshed as the deadliest for Palestinians since the 2014 Gaza conflict, as genocide and called Israel a terrorist state.