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Linda Grimm

In: Historic Documents of 2018

Chapter : U.S., Israeli Officials Remark on Embassy Move to Jerusalem; UN Responds to Gaza Violence : May 14 and 18, and June 13, 2018

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U.S., Israeli Officials Remark on Embassy Move to Jerusalem; UN Responds to Gaza Violence : May 14 and 18, and June 13, 2018
U.S., Israeli Officials Remark on Embassy Move to Jerusalem; UN Responds to Gaza Violence
Linda Grimm

The United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocation of its embassy to the city remained highly controversial in 2018. While celebrated by U.S. and Israeli officials, the embassy’s official opening on May 14 fueled protests by tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military’s use of force to disperse the mostly unarmed protestors drew sharp condemnations from the international community, including the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and Human Rights Council, the latter of which called ...

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