Israeli troops killed at least 16 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday (May 14), health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier on the day the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem.
A group of far-right Jewish activists gathered on Monday near Jerusalem's holiest site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, to take part in the annual re-enactment of an ancient Passover sacrifice ceremony.
Guatemala is the first country to follow the US lead in relocating its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It's a controversial move, not just because it runs counter to a non-binding UN resolution, but because the international ccommunity has never recognised Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem.
President Trump asks why the US should continue to help fund Palestinians if, in the words of his tweet, they are not willing to talk peace. His comments come amidst ongoing protests over Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel