Saudi Arabia condemned Israeli gunfire on Monday (May 14) that killed at least 52 Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others, without mentioning the inauguration of the controversial US embassy in Jerusalem.
“Saudi Arabia strongly condemns the Israeli occupation forces’ gunfire against unarmed Palestinian civilians which has left dozens of dead and wounded,” a Saudi foreign ministry spokesperson said.
The spokesperson, quoted by the kingdom’s official SPA press agency, called on the international community to “take responsibility and put an end to the violence against the Palestinians”, noting Riyadh’s support for the “rights of the Palestinian people”.
Israeli troops opened fire on Monday as thousands of Palestinians demonstrated along Gaza’s border with the Jewish state, protesting the inauguration the US embassy and calling for Palestinian refugees to be allowed to return to homes that are now in Israel.
In Qatar, foreign ministry spokeswoman Lulwah al-Khater strongly condemned “the massacre” of Palestinians.
Cited by Qatar’s official QNA news agency, Khater called on the international community to take action and stop “the savage killings”.