The Turkish government has called on Tuesday Israeli ambassador, Eitan Na'eh, to return to his country temporarily, in protest at massacre of dozens of Palestinian protesters at hands of Israeli army in Gaza Strip. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara today quoted Israeli diplomat and was asked to leave Turkey for a time, according to Turkish chain NTV. The Israeli authorities have not wanted to comment on it, but diplomatic sources confirmed to Efe that ambassador will follow Council and return to Israel today.More information
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Turkey has already called consultations with its representatives in United States and Israel yesterday. So did South Africa with its ambassador on Tel Aviv legation. The United Nations, European Union, France, United Kingdom, and Germany, among or countries and organizations, urged containment of violence on Gaza border with Israel on Monday after victims ' balance sheet was shot in Palestinian protests. The Arab countries were summoned to an emergency meeting to address situation in Palestinian area.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister of Ireland, Simon Coveney, summoned Israeli ambassador to Dublin to express his rejection of massacre in Gaza Strip. The same measure has been adopted by Belgian executive, who has also called for an international investigation. London has requested that investigations be independent.
Washington has already blocked a draft declaration by United Nations Security Council calling for an independent and transparent investigation. Kuwait, a non-permanent member of Security Council, has said that it will propose a resolution to protect civilian population, albeit without mentioning a peacekeeping mission. "The intention is to protect Palestinians, to give international protection to civilians," said Kuwaiti Ambassador Mansur al-Otaibi on his arrival at an emergency meeting of Security Council on Monday's events.
The Kuwaiti ambassador, whose country is currently Arab representative in Council, recalled that Israel has "responsibility" to ensure security of Palestinians, but is not complying. "We want council to do something," insisted Otaibi, who did not want to advance details on what kind of mechanism will be proposed, but which did advance that it would not be a UN peacekeeping mission. Kuwait, following consultations with or Arab countries, requested on Monday meeting held today by Security Council on violence at Gaza border.