The U.S. government has officially moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem effectively discarding several decades of American foreign policy and a decision met with fatally violent protests alongside the Israeli-Gaza border.
A rising number of Palestinians have been reported dead with an estimated 2,700 severely wounded in Gaza as violent acts of protests were carried out following the ceremony in Jerusalem, marking the deadliest event to occur there since the 2014 Gaza war.
The violence is expected to continue, as Palestinians honor what they call the “Nakba,” or Catastrophe, a memoriam for the 700,000 Palestinians who were removed from their homes during the Arab-Israeli war that accompanied the creation of the state of Israel back in 1948.
This past Monday officially marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, US and Israeli leaders praised the embassy move as proof of the enduring relationship between the two nations. Experts suggest that it could establish a foundation for an eventual peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians.
Children were among those killed by the deadly protests, drone strikes from above sent tear gas far beyond the brutal scene at the border.
President Donald Trump has once again failed to acknowledge the consequences of his rash decision making:
Can you believe that with all of the made up, unsourced stories I get from the Fake News Media, together with the $10,000,000 Russian Witch Hunt (there is no Collusion), I now have my best Poll Numbers in a year. Much of the Media may be corrupt, but the People truly get it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2018
And Americans were furious:
The worst day in our country’s recent history was the day you won an election. Since then, every day is just another day closer to when we can begin the arduous task of rebuilding & restoring the world’s faith & trust in America & its great people.
— dylan тrυтн and jυѕтιce (@PervasiveTruth) May 15, 2018
The only people corrupt is you, your family and everybody you have put on your staff!! Traitors to the American people!
— George Schnur (@george_schnur) May 15, 2018
60 PEOPLE HAVE DIED because you had to move a building to Jerusalem. Yeah the people get it all right. You are the worst president ever, because you don't care at all about people. You only care about Donald Trump……Go to hell asshole.
— Mike Miller (@mikal427) May 15, 2018
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