‘Burn them, shoot them, kill them’: Israelis cheer in Jerusalem as Palestinians shot in Gaza

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21/06/2018 by socialistfight



While the US officially transferred its embassy to Jerusalem, Israeli forces killed scores of demonstrators in Gaza

Protester near the Gaza border on Monday (MEE/Mohammed al-Hajjar)

A Palestinian carries a protester injured by Israeli forces during a demonstration in Gaza on 14 May (AFP)

The contrast could not have been more jarring on Monday between Jerusalem and Gaza, even as a mere 75 kilometres separated the two.

As American and Israeli officials inaugurated the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem – an Israeli victory over the international community’s rejection of its claim to Jerusalem as its capital – Israeli forces gunned down Palestinian protesters in Gaza, the death toll rising inexorably throughout the day.

‘Friends, what a glorious day, remember this day. This is history. Mr Trump, by recognising history, you made history’

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exuberantly hailed the embassy…

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