Ireland Summons Israeli Envoy Over Situation in Gaza

Ireland Summons Israeli Envoy Over Situation in Gaza
AFP 2018 / THOMAS COEXWorld12:58 15.05.2018(updated 13:19 15.05.2018) Get short URL240

The opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem the day before had aggravated Palestinian protests in the Gaza region on the Israeli border which led to deaths of at least 61 protesters and injured over 2,700 people.

Ireland has summoned Israel’s ambassador to Dublin Zeev Boker in protest against Israeli forces’ actions during demonstrations in Gaza over the US embassy opening in Jerusalem.

According to the statement, Ireland’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the Israeli ambassador to Ireland “to express Ireland’s shock and dismay at the level of death and injury yesterday on the Gaza Strip.”

Foreign Minister Simon Coveney also urged Israel to exercise restraint “in the hours and days ahead.”

Ireland’s response comes after at least 61 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,700 others injured in clashes with the Israeli military during protests along the Gaza border over the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.