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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