More than 50 Palestinians killed in the deadliest protests against Israeli occupation in years

Deadliest Palestinian protests in years mar historic Jerusalem embassy opening

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JERUSALEM — On a day of surreal, split-screen contrasts, the prime minister of Israel and the daughter of President Trump headlined an opening celebration of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, while just miles away more than 50 Palestinians were killed in the deadliest protests against Israeli occupation in years.

U.S. officials and the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to keep the focus squarely on the symbolic embassy relocation from Tel Aviv. They blamed the violence on the militant Palestinian Hamas faction and said the embassy move was a concrete sign of Washington’s support of Israeli legitimacy and a recognition of Israel’s claim to the divided holy city as its rightful capital.—More….


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