Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren called Palestinian protests on the Gaza border "a play for media attention" on Monday.
At least 37 people have reportedly been killed and 1,000 wounded as waves of Palestinians in Gaza have sought to cross into Israel as the U.S. opens its embassy in Jerusalem.
"Palestinians, stirred on by Hamas, burned down their own crossing, burned their own energy lines so they can cry humanitarian crisis to the world and have the world blame us. I hope that this time it won't work. I hope someday the Palestinians in Gaza, like those in Judea and Samaria and the West Bank, will come to the negotiating table," Oren told CNN's Erica Hill on "New Day."