The Palestinian Authority's leader condemned a "massacre".
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel linked the violence to the USA moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, even as most governments with diplomatic ties to Israel have kept their embassies in Tel Aviv and condemned the US action ordered by President Donald Trump. Israeli and U.S. officials gathered in the city amidst deadly clashes in the Gaza Strip. It said troops shot and killed three Palestinians trying to plant a bomb.
Monday also coincided with the dedication ceremony for the U.S. embassy.
A White House delegation and Israeli officials are set to attend an inauguration ceremony for the USA embassy later on Monday and there have been clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces along the Gaza border.
It said 918 protesters were wounded by live ammunition and shots were fired at journalists and medical personnel, with one paramedic killed and two injured.
Netanyahu defended his military, saying: "Every country has an obligation to defend its borders. The media are playing propaganda wing for a terrorist group".
A woman mourns the death of Mohammed Dwedar, a 27 year-old Palestinian killed during clashes along the Gaza border the previous day, in Nusseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on May 15, 2018.
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The White House has squarely blamed Palestinian group Hamas for the killing of 58 protesters by Israeli forces, and stated that the West Asia peace plan the United States is working on will not be impacted either by the violence or the relocated American embassy in Jerusalem that caused it.
In another part of his tweet, Iran's top diplomat pointed to the move by Donald Trump to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds despite global outcry against the move, saying while Israel continues its brutal crackdown on Palestinians "Trump celebrates move of USA illegal embassy and his Arab collaborators move to divert attention". "Before we were suffering from illegal Israeli settlements".
The atmosphere at the dedication ceremony was certainly in stark contrast to that at the Gaza border.
President Donald Trump sent a video message to the event, saying Israel had the "right to determine its own capital".
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim also said that Muslim countries should review their ties with Israel after Monday's violence.
"Thank you, President Trump, for having the courage to keep your promises".
Washington's regional allies have publicly expressed dismay about the embassy move, but they share a determination with Washington to thwart what they view as Iran's expansionism in the region.
Jerusalem's status is perhaps the thorniest issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"The expulsion of the Israeli mission must form part of the first move towards an worldwide isolation of Israel by the whole world".
Numerous injured Palestinians were young men who were hit by live ammunition, according to British-Palestinian Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitteh, who spoke to CNN from a hospital run by a British charity in Jabaliya camp in northern Gaza.
The legislation, which became law in 1995, contained a clause that allowed presidents to postpone its enactment to protect national security.