Monday, 14 May 2018

Jerusalem embassy and Gaza protests: 43 Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire at border

quote [ Dozens of Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israel on Monday in Gaza as dignitaries convened in Jerusalem for the highly anticipated official opening of the U.S. embassy. At 4:00 P.M., the opening ceremony of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem began at the American consulate in the Arnona neighborhood, which is now the official U.S. Embassy. ]

Sure. Move the US embassy to Jerusalem. What could possibly go wrong?

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Dozens of Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israel on Monday in Gaza as dignitaries convened in Jerusalem for the highly anticipated official opening of the U.S. embassy. At 4:00 P.M., the opening ceremony of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem began at the American consulate in the Arnona neighborhood, which is now the official U.S. Embassy.

Meanwhile, Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem were urged to turn out en masse to protest the embassy move and take part in Tuesday's 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” as Palestinians term Israel’s creation. Tens of thousands of Palestinians marched on the border with Gaza.

5:59 P.M. Abbas to convene the Palestinian leadership on Monday night

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ordered a meeting of the Palestinian leadership council, the PLO acting committee and the Fatah central committee to discuss the situation in Gaza. (Jack Khoury)

5:52 P.M. 2238 wounded in Gaza border protest, says Health Ministry (Jack Khoury)

5:45 P.M. ultra-Orthodox Jews join protest against U.S. embassy

About a dozen members of an ultra-orthodox anti-Israeli group joined the protest outside the embassy. They held signs that read "Jews worldwide condemn Israeli bloody brutality" and "Authentic Jewry never recognized the State of Israel." (Judy Maltz)

5:39 P.M. Palestinian Authority: U.S. embassy in Jerusalem creates instability

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's spokesman said on Monday that the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem would create incitement and instability in the region and ruled out Washington as being a mediator for Middle East peace.

"With this step, the U.S. administration has cancelled its role in the peace process and has insulted the world, the Palestinian people and the Arab and the Islamic nation and it has created incitement and instability," said Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeineh.

The pan-Arab satellite news network Al-Jazeera says one of its reporters has been wounded while covering demonstrations in Gaza.

Qatar-based Al-Jazeera reported Monday afternoon that journalist Wael Dhadouh was "injured by live ammunition from Israeli forces." It did not elaborate in a tweet announcing Dhadouh's injury. (The Associated Press).


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Comments

ScoobySnacks said @ 11:07pm GMT on 14th May [Score:2 laz0r]
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1111 said[1] @ 1:00am GMT on 15th May [Score:-5 Boring]
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eggboy said @ 2:41pm GMT on 15th May [Score:1 Underrated]
Looks like the Israelis are finally starting to figure out what they've turned into.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-politics-idUSKCN0YE1I6
midden said @ 8:25pm GMT on 14th May
I realize it's unintentional, but the sub-headline reads like something from The Onion.

"Over 2238 wounded, over 770 from live gunfire ■ 40,000 protesting at border ■ Israeli army bombs seven Hamas targets, readies for possible rocket fire from the Strip ■ U.S. embassy officially opens in Jerusalem"
1111 said @ 6:45pm GMT on 16th May

Guatemala opened its embassy in Jerusalem today.

Paraguay is next.
Fuck 'em said @ 11:36pm GMT on 15th May [Score:-3]
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1111 said @ 11:58pm GMT on 15th May [Score:-4 Troll]
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Fish said @ 5:19am GMT on 15th May [Score:-4 Troll]
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eggboy said @ 2:52pm GMT on 15th May
Oh great, you're back.
You contribute nothing, as always, kindly fuck off again.

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