TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, exchanged views about the latest massacre of Palestinians by the Israeli regime, with both stressing the need for international bodies to react immediately.

In a telephone conversation on Tuesday, Zarif and Cavusoglu agreed to raise the issue of Palestine in an emergency meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.

The two top diplomats also agreed to make efforts to convene a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the Israeli crimes against Palestinians. 

On Monday, tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied near Israel's border fence to protest a blockade of their territory and the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds (Jerusalem) that day.

The Gaza Health Ministry said nearly 60 Palestinian were killed and more than 2,700 others injured, including 1,360 by live fire. Of the wounded, 130 are in serious or critical condition.

It was the deadliest day in Gaza since a 2014 cross-border war.

The UN Security Council is set to meet Tuesday to discuss the mass killings of Palestinians by Israeli forces near the Gaza border.

US President Donald Trump announced on December 6 that his administration would begin the process of moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Quds.

After months of global outcry, the US opened its embassy in Quds in a ceremony attended by a White House delegation and Israeli regime officials on Monday.