37 killed in Gaza, ahead of US Jerusalem embassy opening

37 killed in Gaza, ahead of US Jerusalem embassy opening

37 killed in Gaza, ahead of US Jerusalem embassy opening

One of Israel's most famous soccer clubs has renamed itself Beitar "Trump" Jerusalem in honour of US President Donald Trump's "courageous" decision to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

In the sea of Trump administration officials, GOP congressional heavyweights and Republican megadonors gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the moving of the U.S. Embassy, former Sen.

The Palestinians see the Trump's controversial decision to move the embassy as a betrayal of the peace process by the United States, which still claims to be an independent and "honest broker" despite its public move to back Israeli ambitions over those of the Palestinians.

At least 41 Palestinian protestors have been killed by Israeli fire at the Gaza border today, according to reports.

The worldwide community does not recognize the annexation and believes the status of Jerusalem should be agreed with the Palestinians, who claim its eastern part as the capital of their future state.

The steadily climbing death toll and wall-to-wall condemnation of the embassy move by the Arab world raised new doubts about President Donald Trump's ambitions to broker what he once said would be the Mideast "deal of the century". British Prime Minister Teresa May said it was "unhelpful" to the goal of peace for the area. "It's not something that the United States is prepared to impose on either side".

He added that he remains committed to "facilitating a lasting peace agreement", and said he was "extending a hand of friendship to Israel, the Palestinians and to all of their neighbours". "May there be peace, may God bless all who serve in the embassy".

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cut ties with the Trump administration and declared it unfit to mediate peace talks.

European leaders also objected to the move.

The Palestinian National Authority, Iran, Turkey, and Egypt, as well as worldwide human rights groups, condemned Israel for using extensive fire against mostly unarmed protesters.

Trump did not attend the Jerusalem event in person. Bernie Sanders on Monday criticized Israel for its atrocities toward Palestinians near the Israel-Gaza border, urging regional and worldwide actors to stop humanitarian crisis and violence in Gaza.

The embassy celebration was widely considered a snub by the Palestinians.

Police and the Israeli military deployed massively.

The United Nations anti-racism committee called on Israel to end "disproportionate use of force" against the protesters Monday.

Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed it in a move not recognized by the worldwide community.

"There are proposals that could be generated that would create a more optimistic future for the Palestinians", he says.

Palestinian protests are also planned for Tuesday.

In a statement, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) accused the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, of "leading a terrorist operation" and inciting around 35,000 protesters who had assembled in numerous locations along the border fence to conduct what Israel described as terror attacks. Both Israelis and Palestinians consider Jerusalem the holiest site of their respective religions.

Related news