Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner In Israel Ahead Of US Embassy Opening

Arab terrorist cuts barbed wire during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip

Arab terrorist cuts barbed wire during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip

He called upon all components of the Palestinian people to participate in peaceful demonstrations against the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem and against the extremist Israeli measures.

Monday is bound to be one of the worst days in office for Abbas since the militant Hamas movement seized Gaza in a 2007 takeover.

"You deserve a better government". "Do not approach the security fence nor participate in the Hamas display that is putting you in risk". Some 600,000 Israelis already live on war-won lands, including several tens of thousands in the West Bank's heartland, east of the Israeli separation barrier.

But the president's actions in Jerusalem have only revived memories of the very day that the Palestinians will mourn 24 hours after the embassy move, according to Mr Shaath.

The move, Trump said, broke with decades of failed policy on Jerusalem during which the USA and most world powers declined to recognize the city as the capital of Israel.

A frequent criticism of Trump's decision in foreign policy circles is that he won no concessions from Israel toward what the president has billed as "the deal of the century", a peace pact that senior aides have been trying to broker between Israel and Palestinians. But, he's expected to address the event by video. But just a month later Trump told Netanyahu he had taken Jerusalem "off the table" and that "we don't have to talk about it anymore". "The Palestinians feel that East Jerusalem should be the capital of a future Palestinian state". The Friends of Zion Museum has promised to bestow this award on any leader who will follow in President Trump steps and move their embassy to Jerusalem.

"We look forward to celebrating Israel's 70th anniversary and the bright future ahead", Ivanka wrote on Instagram ahead of the opening, which will take place on Monday, exactly seven decades since the country declared independence.

More than two million people are packed into the narrow Gaza Strip, where poverty and unemployment rates are high.

A mass border breach could trigger potentially lethal Israeli force.

Some 50 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli live fire and thousands more wounded, no Israelis have been injured since the start of the protests on March 30.

"The crossing will remain closed until the damage caused by the riots are repaired and will reopen in accordance with a situation assessment", the Israeli military said. "It was dug over a number of months and we have been following it for a number of weeks", spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said.

In a statement, the Israeli army confirmed that "explosions heard in the northern Gaza Strip are the result of Israeli operations there".

A high-ranking delegation of Gaza's Hamas rulers is heading to Egypt a day ahead of a planned massive rally at the Israel-Gaza border. But one of the Hamas participants, Khalil al-Hayya, said there were no breakthroughs and the march would go on as planned.

"The main goal behind these Israeli extremist and racist measures against our people is to create a new reality in occupied Jerusalem", Sheikh Hussein said, emphasizing that the Palestinian people will not allow Israel to achieve its goals.

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