Minnesotans React To US Embassy Opening In Jerusalem


The deaths and injuries to over 2,400 people came mostly from gunfire by Israeli forces as Palestinians amassed at the border in far greater numbers than in other recent demonstrations.

The statement on Beitar Jerusalem's Facebook page dropped the day before the official opening of the new United States embassy in Jerusalem's Anona neighbourhood.

Does the Administration have a plan for where this goes next: I think they have been working on a peace plan, but the circumstances are nearly impossible to do that.

Violence continued throughout Monday as Hamas-led protesters lobbed Molotov cocktails on Israelis at the Gaza border fence as the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem, The Guardian reported. It's being called the deadliest attack in Gaza by Israeli forces since 2014.

The UK, France, and Egypt have joined several other nations to express concerns over the incident and call for restraint.

Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, praised the president for following through on his election promise.

"By moving Embassy to Jerusalem, Trump played politics, destroyed USA peacemaker role", he said.

Protests are expected to resume today.

"We believe, it is possible for both sides to gain more than they give - so that all people can live in peace - safe from danger, free from fear, and able to pursue their dreams", Kushner said at a speech during the opening of the new interim US embassy in Jerusalem, addressing Israeli religious and political officials and US Republican lawmakers and officials.

Meanwhile, the United Nations body monitoring implementation of the convention on eliminating racial discrimination has urged Israel, which is a State party, to immediately end the disproportionate use of force against Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip, refrain from any act that could lead to further casualties and ensure prompt and unimpeded access to medical treatment for those injured.

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"While presidents before him have backed down from their pledge to move the American embassy, once in office this president delivered".

"Israeli regime massacres countless Palestinians in cold blood as they protest in the world's largest open-air prison", Zarif tweeted.

Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag told reporters in Ankara that Turkey was recalling its ambassadors to the United States and Israel "for consultations".

But critics of the move, including some European officials, say the USA decision will only serve to exacerbate tensions and make it more hard for the U.S.to offer itself as a neutral party.

Israel has dropped leaflets warning Palestinians not to act in accordance with the wishes of Hamas, a US-designated terrorist organization that seeks to destroy Israel, by joining in the protests.

Map of Jerusalem showing the changing lines that created the territorial anomaly where the new USA embassy to Israel will be partly located. The opening had been timed to coincide with Israel's Independence Day.

After Trump's announcement in December, India had voted with the majority in favour of the United Nations General Assembly resolution rejecting the USA recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Palestinians were not protesting the embassy move alone. "Because when President Trump makes a promise, he keeps it". "Israel has the right to defend itself".

On Tuesday, Palestinians mark the "Nakba", or catastrophe, commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes in the 1948 war surrounding Israel's creation.