Wed, 29 Jun 2022 Today's Paper

Dozens of Palestinians killed as US opens Jerusalem Embassy

14 May 2018 08:27 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

At least 41 Palestinians have been reported killed by Israeli troops in clashes on the Gaza border ahead of the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Gaza's Health Ministry said that at least 772 Palestinians were also wounded by Israeli fire on May 14.

The Islamist movement Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since 2007, has led mass protests over the past six weeks aimed at breaking a decade-old Israeli blockade of the territory. A total of 83 people are reported to have been killed since the start of the protests.

A majority of the territory's 2 million inhabitants are descendants of refugees, and the protests have been dubbed the "Great March of Return" to homes in what is now the state of Israel.

The mass protests were also directed at the transfer of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14.

Top U.S. officials, including President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, are attending the event.

In a recorded message at the ceremony, President Trump said he remained "fully committed" to pursuing peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

"Our greatest hope is for peace," he said.

Trump announced earlier this year that the United States would move its embassy to Jerusalem, causing joy in Israel and creating an outcry from Palestinians, U.S. allies, and many other countries worldwide.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Trump for "having the courage" to keep his promise to move the embassy to Jerusalem, which he called the "eternal, undivided capital of Israel."

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abul Gheit blasted as "shameful" the countries that are celebrating the opening of the U.S. Embassy in the divided city.

Iran's foreign minister called the move "a day of great shame."

Trump announced earlier this year that the United States was recognizing divided Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing decades of U.S. policy.

The decision has caused joy in Israel and created an outcry from Palestinians, U.S. allies, and many other countries worldwide.

Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of their future state. Israel has annexed East Jerusalem and declared the entire city as its capital, a move not recognized by the international community. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 10

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  • JeffK Monday, 14 May 2018 08:57 PM

    They are killing publicly now but no war crimes charges. Sad thing is some Sri Lankans are also support this injustice out of blind respect to the white skin

    Citizen Monday, 14 May 2018 09:36 PM

    Where is UN???? Where is the so called Arab leaders????Who are the real terrorist??? Who's going to take blame for such atrocities committed???Shame on us for not having the backbone to speak the truth

    Casanova Tuesday, 15 May 2018 01:53 PM

    Arab leaders are too busy eating dates with camel milk and screwing.

    Saradiel Monday, 14 May 2018 09:50 PM

    Trouble was expected with the move of the U.S.A. embassy to Jerusalem. To me, this was an unnecessary move and was not supported by any other country (at least I have not heard or seen in news). No idea what Trump wants to achieve here.

    Chari Tuesday, 15 May 2018 08:59 AM

    Jerusalem belongs to Israel. Well done President Trump.

    Godakanda Tuesday, 15 May 2018 12:25 PM

    Won't be with them for that long.It will belong to the muslims weather you like it or not

    nihal jinadasa Tuesday, 15 May 2018 11:57 AM

    There was no country called 'Israel' which was created by UK, with vested interest displacing original inhabitants. That's how the westerners rule the world. Where are the Muslim Leaders..............where is the Great Allah who should defend the Palestiniansnj

    DOJ Tuesday, 15 May 2018 01:02 PM

    The time will speak brother, the history, present and future were spoken and written. If people read right materials will know what is happening and where we are heading.

    Srilankan Tuesday, 15 May 2018 03:31 PM

    DOJ, read about what You have indirectly refered, if that to happen, a third world was is imminent, and there after it is feasible, very scary.

    Wise Donkey Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:31 AM

    US is in blinkers, HR, WAR CRIME and all other law and order for other countries but not for Israel or the US. Isn't it disgusting?


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


Free-fall of the nation Where is the alternative to ruinous Gotabaya regime?

There is a great deal of ruin in a nation, Adam Smith once said - meaning tha

Gotabaya, Ranil and the Frog and Scorpion Fable

Let me rewind back to my boyhood when I first read the fable about the scorpi

Four-day work week: Can Govt. reap what it sows?

This week, Sri Lanka joined a growing list of countries experimenting with th

Sri Lanka’s Al Capone Syndrome threatens human security

Be it Al Capone, Pablo Escobar, El Chapo or any other crime boss, violence in