Petras spoke to RT on the day of the U.S. embassy’s relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – a move which he says is an “absolute violation of global law”.
“This provocation will only worsen the problems in the region and cause a deeper mark in the Israeli-Palestinian relationship, and will make peace in the region more hard”.
The relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv is U.S. recognition that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had repeated the Government’s concerns about the move of the US Embassy directly with Israel’s Ambassador in the weeks before it took place. And the truth is that Jerusalem has been, and always will be, the capital of the Jewish people, the capital of the Jewish state’.
One day later, following backlash, Jacobs said in a statement that while the decision could “risk destabilizing the region”, the Reform movement “commend [s] the President for affirming the importance of moving the peace process forward”.
When asked by journalists about the USA stance on the rising death toll, the highest in one day since the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah responded by saying that “We believe Hamas bears the responsibility”.
“The president is fulfilling a campaign promise, something he said he would do”, Mnuchin told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner on “Fox & Friends.”
Israel’s foreign ministry said thirty three countries attended the ceremony including Angola, Cameroo, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.
Mr Netanyahu said military action was necessary. “Every nation should have the right to choose its capital”, Schumer said.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of “massacres”, while Amnesty International called the violence an “abhorrent violation” of human rights. The celebration was a stark contrast to the violence erupting along the Gaza-Israel border.
The Islamist group aims to break a decade-long Israeli blockade on goods flowing in and out of Gaza.
The Israeli army air-dropped leaflets over Gaza warning people not to approach the fence that separates Gaza from Israel. First daughter and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, along with husband and senior adviser Jared Kushner, led the American delegation.
“No matter from what side, whether from the United States or Israel, I curse this humanitarian plight, this genocide”, he said.
“Put together, the embassy move is happening at a chaotic, unpredictable, and risky time for both the region and Israel itself”. He noted that such a stance is supported by the European Union and the major countries in the world.