Jared Kushner Says Palestinian Protestors Are 'Part of the Problem'

A Palestinian boy protester runs carrying a tire towards a fire during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Gaza City

A Palestinian boy protester runs carrying a tire towards a fire during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Gaza City

"We are concerned by the reports of violence and loss of life in Gaza".

Since announcing his decision to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Trump has become the namesake for a number of subjects in Israel, including parks, streets, and a planned high-speed rail station near the Western Wall in the Old City.

The move by the United States would only further strengthen the resolution and determination of the oppressed Palestinians in confronting and resisting occupation, it said.

The opening of the USA coincided with the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding.

As Israel celebrates the American embassy moving to Jerusalem, Danny Danon, the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, discussed the violent Palestinian protests along the Gaza fence.

At least 55 people died and more than 2,400 were injured in clashes on the territory's border with Israel yesterday, amid fears of worse to follow.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also condemned Israel's violence against Palestinian protesters.

Israeli soldiers have killed dozens of Palestinians - the death toll was 52 on Tuesday morning (NZT) - demonstrating along the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip.


On Monday alone, Israeli troops killed 16 Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy and a man in a wheelchair, and some 500 protesters were injured, at least 200 by live bullets.

The opening of the new embassy in Jerusalem coincides with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel.

The embassy move is contentious for Palestinians who hope to claim part of Jerusalem as their future capital.

The juxtaposition of smiling American and Israeli dignitaries in Jerusalem with the pictures emerging from Gaza will be causing outrage across the Arab and Muslim world. The Trump administration has avoided that description, and noted that the city's final borders should be decided by the parties. 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.

The inauguration of the embassy, after Trump outraged the Arab world and stoked global concern by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December, was hailed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "glorious day".

Petras spoke to RT on the day of the USA embassy's relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a move which he says is an "absolute violation of worldwide law".

SHAPIRO: And so the outlook for a peace deal, a two-state solution? The United States setting up an Embassy there purposefully undermines the Palestinian position and makes peace less likely.

"If you got a problem with Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, take it up with God", he told Fox News. "Hamas and the leaders of the demonstrations have a responsibility to prevent all violent actions and provocations".

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