To this day, many displaced Palestinians and their families have been denied reentry by Israeli authorities.
Asked whether Israel is losing anything as a result of the events in Gaza, Amidror - a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies - replied, "Yes, I think many people in the world think that this is like a demonstration in Brussels against the central bank, or something like that". We have already pronounced ourselves that the relocation of the Jewish capital to Jerusalem is not in line with the relevant United Nations resolution.
On Monday, an estimated 35,000 people participated in demonstrations in Gaza and hundreds of people in the West Bank cities of Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho, Nablus, and East Jerusalem, as part of the "Great March of Return" as well as in protest of the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he said.
Deputy Ambassador Michael Baror said they were sorry for the loss of lives, and added that their problem is with the regime, not Palestinians. On Friday, some demonstrators entered and attacked the Garden of Peace, the main crossing channel for food and fuel to the Palestinians.
"They had clear instructions to bring a weapon - a knife or a gun - and force their way across the border, not use them unless there was need to capture Israeli soldiers and residents", Baror said.
Turkey told Israel's ambassador to leave the country on Tuesday and President Tayyip Erdogan described Monday's bloodshed as genocide and called Israel a terrorist state.
Tens of thousands of people in Gaza have been protesting for over six weeks.
Namibian Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah in an interview with New Era yesterday said Namibia strongly condemns the killing of innocent Palestinians, among them women and unarmed children.
Faki said the relocation of the U.S. embassy will only heighten tensions in the region and complicate the search for a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as illustrated by Monday's clashes.
The embassy move, which dramatically underscored USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel s capital, infuriated the Palestinians and was widely criticized, but on Tuesday the Security Council proved unable, once again, to reach consensus.