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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Palestinians Riot In West Bank

Palestinian demonstrators riot in the West Bank, just miles away from the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
The protests happened Monday in Bethlehem and Ramallah as Palestinians marched through the West Bank cities.
Israeli police were forced to use tear gas to disperse the crowds as demonstrators threw rocks and lit tires on fire.
Monday’s march was expected to be the biggest as Israel celebrates 70 years of independence.
Palestinian protesters carry an injured man who was shot by Israeli troops during a deadly protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Monday, May 14, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians are protesting near Gaza’s border with Israel, as Israel celebrates the inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
The U.S. chose to move the embassy Monday to commemorate the establishment of the state of Israel.
Meanwhile, the former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. weighs in on the Gaza protests, calling them a “play for media attention.”
In a statement Monday, former Ambassador Michael Oren went on to say the Palestinians have destroyed their own infrastructure as the protests continue.
Oren said the Palestinians use these acts to justify the situation as a humanitarian crisis to blame Israel for the violence.
He went on to suggest moving the U.S. Embassy is a catalyst for the peace process with the Palestinians.
Oren has commended the decision to move the embassy, saying other leaders are hesitant because of international repercussions.

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