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Palestinians reject aid 'from the murderers of our people'

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PALESTINIAN representatives of 58 people massacred by Israeli troops on Monday rejected a shipment of medical aid from Israel today, despite widespread shortages of key supplies caused by the Gaza blockade.

The Supreme Committee of the Great Return March said Palestinians would not accept medicine “from the murderers of our people,” accusing Israel of “trying to improve its black image.”

The committee confirmed that mass protests would resume on the border tomorrow.

Palestine’s ambassadors to Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria have been recalled, the Foreign Ministry said, for consultations to protest against those countries’ participation in a party celebrating the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem.

The European Union objected to the embassy move from Tel Aviv, but the four ignored EU policy to attend the celebration.

The Palestinians consider the participation a “grave violation of international law.”

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani condemned Israel’s border slaughter, saying: “Palestinians are fighting for their homeland.

“We will always stand against aggressors and oppressors and believe that the ultimate victory belongs to the oppressed and Palestinians.”

Israel’s Foreign Ministry summoned Turkish charge d’affaires in Tel Aviv Umut Deniz to be reprimanded for his country’s “harsh” treatment of Israel’s ambassador to Turkey.

Ambassador Eitan Naeh was expelled from Ankara following the bloodletting in Gaza and was subjected to a strict security screening during his departure from the airport in Istanbul that was intentionally captured by Turkish media.

Turkey has also told Israel’s consul general in Istanbul to leave as part of the expanding diplomatic spat between the countries.

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