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After Gaza Killings, World Reacts With Wave Of Condemnations, Calls For Restraint

The day after Israeli troops shot dozens dead during protests on the Gaza border, envoys traded barbs at the U.N., countries confronted ambassadors — and Guatemala readied an embassy move of its own.
A pro-Palestinian protester raises her fist at a rally outside the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The South African demonstrators were just some of those who took to city streets to protest the killing of dozens of people along the Gaza border Monday. Source: Gulshan Khan

Israeli forces killed at least 60 protesters and injured more than 1,000 on Monday, firing on demonstrators who had massed along its roughly 40-mile border with the Gaza Strip — but by Tuesday, the bloodshed's political fallout had reached nearly every continent.

Several countries called for international inquiries, citing what the United Nations described as "appalling, deadly violence," while others summoned Israeli diplomats to explain the security forces' actions. From South Africa to Saudi Arabia, from Turkey to Guatemala, Israel was met with a mixture of condemnations, pleas for restraint — and, in some cases, open arms.

Meanwhile, at the U.N., where the Trump administration for an independent probe on Monday, the Security Council opened its in Jerusalem.

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