Monday, 21 May, 2018


NBC Reporter Asks White House If Israel Can Just 'Kill at Will'

Thousands joined funeral processions Tuesday for some of the dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in a mass march on the G AP Ariel Schalit
Bennie Garza | 17 May, 2018, 17:07

Many expressed concern that moving the embassy to Jerusalem, which would effectively recognize it as Israel's capital, would spark violence.

White House spokesman Raj Shah was responding to reports of Israeli soldiers shooting and killing at dozens of Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border on Monday. Watch his remarks in the player above. "A day that will be engraved in our national memory for generations", Netanyahu said in a speech at the embassy's opening ceremony.

The White House on Monday placed sole responsibility on Hamas for the deaths of dozens of Palestinians who've been killed by Israeli forces amid demonstrations against the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

Britain, France and Germany have all called for Israel to exercise restraint after Monday's bloodshed near the Gaza border.

A reporter contrasted violence along the border of Israel in Gaza on Monday with the "celebratory air in Jerusalem" as the new USA embassy opened there that same day.

Clerics and leaders of militant factions in Gaza, led by Hamas, urged Palestinians to join the demonstrations after midday prayers, The New York Times reported.

PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.

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