About 28 people have been killed in protest against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem as the US officially recognizes the city as Israel’s capital. The event was attended by US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
Speaking about the opening, Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu was full of praise for US President, Donald Trump.
“Thank you, President Trump, for your bold decision.
“Thank you for making the alliance between Israel and the United States stronger than ever.
“Now, you know how you recognize real leadership? It’s when others follow, and others are following in President Trump’s footsteps,” he said, telling the crowd that Guatemala and Paraguay would both move their embassies later this week.”
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There was a standing ovation as US ambassador David Friedman mention the Trumps name while giving his statement.
”The US finally takes the next step, a step long voted upon,litigated and prayed for all these years. Today we open the United States embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. Again the US leads the way as the first nation to do so. So many have worked so hard and for so long for this day to come and they all deserve our thanks. But make no mistake, today’s historic event is attributed to the vision, the courage and the moral clarity of one person to whom we owe an enormous an eternal debt of gratitude, President Donald J Trump.”
Reacting to the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, 28 year old Palestine, Ahmad Muna said,
“When Trump announced the move, he didn’t mention Palestinians and didn’t mention east or west Jerusalem. … They’ve given all the claim, all the rights, of all the parts to the Israelis,”