On Monday, more than 50 people have been killed Gaza after the Israeli forces opened fire on the protesters who demonstrated against the U.S. embassy move in Jerusalem.
On the same day, more than 2400 people have been wounded protesting against the U.S. embassy move in Jerusalem.
While the U.S. and the Israeli officials were enjoying the opening of the U.S. embassy in what Ivanka Trump announced as in the ‘capital of Israel’, piles of human bodies in the Gaza border turned the day into the deadliest ever since 2014 war.
Israeli troops opened fire on the Gaza protesters killing nearly 55 when they ‘tried to get nearer to the border fence’ in protest of the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem.
The Israeli military jets had dropped leaflet telling the people in Gaza that they would “act against every attempt to damage the security fence or harm IDF (Israel Defense Forces) soldiers or Israeli civilians.”
Over 50 killed in Gaza today and 2,000 wounded, on top of the 41 killed and more than 9,000 wounded over the past weeks. This is a staggering toll. Hamas violence does not justify Israel firing on unarmed protesters.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 14, 2018
The protesters, however, didn’t pay heed to the Israeli warning and gathered in near the IDF in thousands.
Israel blamed Hamas for inciting people for encouraging protesters to the border areas on Monday prompting the casualties.
The U.S. embassy shifting issue has been boiling the political spectrum in the region since last December when the U.S. President announced to shift the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is a holy site that both the Israelis and the Palestinians claim as their capital. As a result, the U.S. announcement to shift the embassy to Jerusalem sparked a massive outcry in the international community.
The U.S. allies like Britain, Germany, France, and the EU criticized the U.S. move and refused the follow the lead.
I’m deeply disappointed in Ambassador Haley’s remarks and her decision to block a U.N. inquiry into the deaths in Gaza. An independent investigation is absolutely necessary when more than 100 people have been killed in protests. https://t.co/ncnkqRW4ca
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) May 16, 2018
The rage among the Palestinians against the move, however, was predictable and to control the anger Israel sent reinforcement to the Gaza border.
The international community has criticized the Israeli actions as the death toll skyrocketed.
The Israeli army warned the Palestinians “not to serve as a tool of Hamas” by approaching to IDF. But the Palestinians defied the warning and more protests have already been scheduled on the Day of Catastrophe (Nakba) on Wednesday.
Bernie, they’re armed, violent and using people like you for PR value. Why don’t you swing by Gaza and remind Hamas that you’re a Jew? Let us know how that works out.
Jews, you don’t have to vote Democrat. https://t.co/TyiojHvsH2
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) May 16, 2018
The Palestinians commemorate the day as the day of catastrophe because, in 1948, tens of thousands of Palestinians were driven out of their home on this day.