Ramallah (May 14, 2018): Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Monday a three-day mourning and a day of general strike in the country against the killings of 55 Palestinians by Israeli forces at the Gaza border.
Amid Monday’s protests against US embassy’s relocation to Jerusalem, at least 55 Palestinians have been killed and over 2,400 wounded by Israeli forces, according to the latest date from the Gaza Health Ministry.
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Reacting to the recent escalation of tensions along the Gaza Strip border with Israel amid protests against US embassy’s relocation to the holy city, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has refused from any Washington’s mediation in the Israel-Palestine conflict.“With this step, the US administration has canceled its role in the peace process and has insulted the world, the Palestinian people and the Arab and the Islamic nation and it has created incitement and instability,” Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeineh stated.
Later in the day, Mahmoud Abbas announced a three-day mourning in connection with the death of dozens of Palestinians on Monday and a general strike on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (national catastrophe).