More than 57 Palestinians killed at Gaza border as US embassy opens in Jerusalem

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Trump aides celebrate Jerusalem embassy as border burns

- knoxvillenews.net
16 May 2018
The relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv is US recognition that Jerusalem is Israel's capital. This position has angered the Palestinians, who want East Jerusalem as a future capital. Gaza's Health Ministry says the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire amid mass protests near the Gaza border has reached several dozen.

Israel acted with ?restraint? in Gaza border clashes

16 May 2018
Crowds at the border were thin Tuesday. Gunfire rang out over Gaza City as rounds were fired during funeral processions for Monday's dead. Residents planned further protests as they prepared to mark the anniversary of Israel's founding, known to Palestinians as the Nakba, or Catastrophe. More than two-thirds of Gaza's population of nearly 2 million is descended from ...
- washingtonpost.com

Moderator issues statement on move of U S Embassy to Jerusalem

- presbyterianmission.org
16 May 2018
While in the Holy Land, we were intensely aware of the juxtaposition of both the dedication of the U. S. Embassy in Jerusalem and the massive Gaza protests, marked by the killing and maiming of hundreds of protesting Palestinians. No one could miss the irony in the fact that the week-end of May 15 marks not only the official founding of the nation-state of Israel, but also ...

In Gaza Strip protests, the anger has many targets

16 May 2018
For years, smuggling tunnels provided a lifeline to Palestinians who faced shortages because of Israel's blockade, transporting goods as varied as weapons and baby food. But Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi, who seized power from the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in 2013, has sought to choke off Gaza's rulers by destroying the tunnels and closing the Rafah border ...
- latimes.com

Palestinians Are Forcing the World to See Their Humanity

- inthesetimes.com
16 May 2018
There is little question that the U.S. decision to schedule the embassy opening for May 14 was designed to be a major provocation. Of course, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and moving the embassy to Jerusalem in violation of international law and a host of UN Security Council resolutions, constituted major acts of aggression to begin with. Trump said the ...

Israel Sends Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Strip, Hamas

16 May 2018
Israeli Defense Forces said it sent truckloads of vital medical equipment through the Kerem Shalom crossing, a border crossing on the Gaza-Israel border managed by Israel Airports Authority, "due to severe humanitarian conditions in the Hamas-controlled enclave."
- westernjournal.com

Israel faces diplomatic fallout after dozens killed in Gaza

- greekherald.com
16 May 2018
The relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv, condemned by Palestinians as blatantly pro-Israel, further dimmed prospects of what President Donald Trump had once touted as plans to negotiate the "deal of the century." The Palestinians seek Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as a capital.

After Hamas leader calls on crowd to become martyrs, hundreds surge Gaza

16 May 2018
The protests so far are a mere prelude to the big event, when Hamas plans to surge thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of people toward the border fence on May 15, 2018, the day after the 70th Anniversary of Israel's founding (using the Christian calendar) and "Nakba Day," the day on which Palestinians mourn the creation of Israel.
- legalinsurrection.com

U S Blocks United Nations Statement Calling for Probe into Deaths at 'Peaceful' Gaza Border Protests

- townhall.com
16 May 2018
The United States blocked a United Nations Security Council statement, drafted Monday, that called for an independent probe of the over 50 deaths at the Israel-Gaza border which occurred during riots over the new US embassy opening in Jerusalem. The statement referred to the deaths as the "killing of Palestinian civilians" in a "peaceful protest." The U.S. and Israel have ...

Israel faces diplomatic fallout after dozens of Palestinians killed in Gaza

16 May 2018
On Tuesday, there were no signs that Hamas had made a breakthrough in shaking off the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt. Egypt extended the opening of its border crossing with Gaza, initially set to continue for four days, by two more days, until Thursday.
- stuff.co.nz

Palestinians Killed The Same Day Trump Administration Opens Embassy In Jerusalem

- thesource.com
16 May 2018
Tens of thousands of Palestinians are protesting the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, and Israeli army forces have killed 55 protesters, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. The ministry also says some 2,770 people have been hurt in demonstrations and clashes.

Germany and UK call for Israel probe as Palestinians bury their dead DW

16 May 2018
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called for three days of mourning after the bloodiest day for Palestinians since the 2014 Gaza conflict. The Palestinian Liberation Organization also pulled its representative from Washington in response to the Israeli army's violence and the US embassy move to Jerusalem.
- dw.com

Canadian doctor shot by Israeli sniper near Gaza border

- theglobeandmail.com
16 May 2018
Dr. Tarek Loubani, an emergency physician from London, Ont., who is also an associate professor at the University of Western Ontario's medical school, joined medical teams on the Gaza border Monday to care for Palestinians who might be injured in demonstrations against the inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

Palestinians keep protesting, Israeli forces continue to 'massacre

16 May 2018
"I doubt that the Palestinian protests will subside - and may even increase - after the Nakba anniversary, particularly in light of the US embassy opening in Jerusalem," she told RT. Nakba, which falls on May 15, is the day which Palestinians regard as the day of mass exodus from their land as a result of Israel's establishment.
- rt.com

Abbas recalls Palestinian envoy in Washington over Jerusalem embassy move Haaretz

- haaretz.com
16 May 2018
Haaretz.com, the online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, and analysis from Israel and the Middle East. Haaretz.com provides extensive and in-depth coverage of Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East, including defense, diplomacy, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the peace process, Israeli politics, Jerusalem affairs, international relations, Iran, Iraq, Syria, ...

These Members of Congress Are Trying to Visit Gaza

16 May 2018
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called for urgent diplomatic action. "More than 50 killed in Gaza today and 2,000 wounded, on top of the 41 killed and more than 9,000 wounded over the past weeks. This is a staggering toll," said Sanders, who explained that: "Hamas violence does not justify Israel firing on unarmed protesters. The United States must play an aggressive role in ...
- thenation.com

Did Israel use excessive force at Gaza protests

- bbc.co.uk
16 May 2018
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel's military of carrying out "massacres" of unarmed civilians, but Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted its troops acted in self-defence and blamed the militant group Hamas, which dominates Gaza, for the deaths.

Accomplice to the murder of the Palestinian people in Gaza

16 May 2018
However, the Greek government of Alexis Tsipras isn't just a neutral spectator of the situation in Gaza. It is the Tsipras' government which constantly upgrades its economic and military collaboration with Netanyahu's Israel, thus creating a new "alliance" in eastern Mediterranean, the one between Greece, Cyprus and Israel.
- idcommunism.com

On the seventieth anniversary of the occupation of Palestine, Israel massacred Palestinians

- iuvmpress.com
16 May 2018
Bahraini regime's courts issued Life imprisonment and citizenship cancellation for 186 citizens On the seventieth anniversary of the occupation of Palestine, Israel massacred Palestinians America is the main loser of Iraq's parliamentary election Washington will have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the planned North Korea-US summit Iranians show their ...

Dozens of Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces as U S Moves Embassy to Jerusalem

16 May 2018
Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of "Nakba," or Catastrophe Day for Palestinians. It's meant to recognize the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of people removed when Israel was created in 1948. Instead many families were burying the dead, according to NBC News.
- ebony.com

Of the 62 Gazans killed in border violence were our members

- timesofisrael.com
16 May 2018
A Hamas official on Wednesday acknowledged that 50 of the 62 Palestinians reported killed during Gaza border riots on Monday and Tuesday were members of the Islamist terrorist group, bringing the total number of known members of terror groups among the fatalities up to 53.
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