Two very completely different scenes performed out in Israel on Monday.
On Monday, Might 14, Israelis and Individuals celebrated the opening of a brand new US Embassy in Jerusalem.
The festive occasion had a visitor checklist that was 800 folks lengthy and included a televised speech by President Donald Trump. “The US will at all times be an awesome good friend of Israel and a accomplice in the reason for freedom and peace,” he mentioned. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu additionally gave a speech, declaring that it was a “nice day.”
On the identical time, lower than 60 miles away, Israeli troopers have been firing on Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border. As of Tuesday morning, they’d killed greater than 60 folks and wounded 1000’s of others. Lots of the protesters have been unarmed, although some hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails. The Israeli army additionally mentioned they shot lifeless three protesters who have been trying to detonate a bomb.
No Israelis up to now have been injured.
The 1000’s of Palestinians massed on the border are of their seventh week of protests calling for the proper of return to land that’s now a part of Israel. They’re additionally protesting the humanitarian disaster in Gaza, which is affected by a stifling Israeli and Egyptian blockade.
The distinction between these two occasions — an embassy gala and a protest the place scores of individuals have been killed — is probably finest conveyed by images. We’ve chosen just a few under.
Warning: Among the following photographs are graphic.