'Appalled': Trudeau calls for investigation over shooting of doctor in Gaza

File A Palestinian protester carries a burning tire during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank

File A Palestinian protester carries a burning tire during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank

Safadi said the Israeli practices and the lack of a solution to the conflict worsen the situation and increase despair, which results in more violence and extremism and called on the global community to shoulder its legal and moral responsibilities to protect the Palestinians.

Dr. Tarek Loubani was in the Gaza Strip Sunday providing medical services to protesters when Israeli soldiers shot him multiple times in his legs.

There was no active shooting from the Israeli snipers immediately before or after and there were no protesters in the immediate vicinity, Loubani said. It is imperative we establish the facts of what is happening in Gaza.

He is calling for a thorough examination of the possible use of both excessive force and the incitement to violence.

Germany, Belgium and Ireland have also called for an investigation into Monday's carnage.

After dozens were killed and thousands injured by Israeli troops on the Gaza border on Monday while the United States opened its new Jerusalem embassy, the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the massacre.

For more than six weeks, marchers have been demanding the right to return to their homes seized by Israel in the 1948 war surrounding the creation of the Jewish state.

Monday's violence erupted as the Trump administration followed through on its campaign promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The government says the future of the Jerusalem needs to be part of a broader negotiated settlement between the Israelis and Palestinians - a process going nowhere at the moment. Cairo continues to insist on the need to reduce the degree of tension on the border of the Gaza strip and Israel, and requires leaders from the Gaza strip to prevent direct clashes between the participants of the "March" with Israeli soldiers.

The Canadian spokeswoman for the United Nations Children's Fund in Gaza told The Canadian Press on Wednesday that it has confirmed that six Palestinian boys and one Palestinian girl among those killed in Monday's shootings.

The surge of Marine Corps security forces American embassies in Turkey Jordan, as well as the old US facility in Tel Aviv, requested by the State Department earlier this week, was part of an overall effort to maintain a basic level of security those installations, said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White.

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