Arab League demands worldwide probe into Israeli crimes


Omar Shakir, the local director for Human Rights Watch, said that under worldwide law, Israel can not use lethal force against unarmed protesters, regardless of their identity or possible affiliation with a militant group.

The Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al Maliki called for Arab countries to recall their ambassadors to the United States in response to Washington moving its embassy to Jerusalem.

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said during an urgent meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on Thursday that the ongoing suffering of the Palestinian people is a "moral and political disgrace" for which the global community bears responsibility.

His Majesty King Abdullah is scheduled on Friday to head the Jordanian delegation participating in the extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Thursday.

They also stressed that the transfer of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will threaten the region's stability and worldwide peace and security.

They also condemned Guatemala for relocating its embassy to Jerusalem on Wednesday, saying that the Arab League member-states will take the necessary political and economic measures to counter the move.

Though, Pentagon on Thursday justified Israeli violence against Palestinians.

In modern times, Israel continues to battle its Arab neighbors, those living on lands claimed by Palestine, and the judgment of the rest of the world.

The issue of Jerusalem is one of the factors in the final solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and it must therefore be resolved through negotiations and related Security Council resolutions, they added.

The move came just days after an emergency meeting of the UNSC was convened to discuss an outbreak of deadly riots on the Gaza-Israel border that left 60 dead and more than 1,700 wounded.

The foreign secretary also met the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during the Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting.

Protests began after the USA embassy was officially opened in Jerusalem on Monday (local time). "Canada calls for an immediate independent investigation to thoroughly examine the facts on the ground - including any incitement, violence, and the excessive use of force". It says those approaching the fence have used explosive devices and firebombs, while soldiers have been shot at.

The two sides reiterated the need to coordinate efforts on this crisis in order to stop the Israeli attacks and protect the Palestinian people.