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A Day of Mayhem and Bloodshed in Palestine

By Daily Maverick 15 May 2018

Monday 14 May 2018 will be remembered as the day when tens of thousands of Palestinians protested in Gaza and elsewhere in the region. At the end of the day, 55 were dead and more than 2,700 injured.

Palestinians medical carry a wounded protester during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. 51 Palestinians protesters were killed and more than 2000 others were injured during the clashes along the border between Israel and Gaza Strip. EPA-EFE/HAITHAM IMAD

 

Miriam Ochsorn, wife of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson, poses for a picture next a plaque during the opening ceremony at the US consulate that will act as the new US embassy in the Jewish neighborhood of Arnona, in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 May 2018. The US Embassy in Jerusalem is inaugurated on 14 May following its controversial move from Tel Aviv to the existing US consulate building in Jerusalem. US President Trump in December 2017 recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision, condemned by Palestinians who claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, prompted worldwide protests and was met with widespread international criticism. EPA-EFE/ABIR SULTAN

 

A Palestinian medic helps a wounded protester during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 41 Palestinians were killed and more than 1800 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER

 

Israeli army fire tear gas grenades at Palestinian protesters during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 41 Palestinians were killed and more than 1800 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER

 

A Palestinian protester takes part in clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 41 Palestinians were killed and more than 1800 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER

 

Hundreds of Palestinian protesters gather during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 50 Palestinians were killed and more than 1800 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER

 

A Palestinian throws stones against Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, 14 May 2018. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/ABED AL HASHLAMOUN

 

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman (L) waves as Israeli Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) applauds during the opening ceremony at the US consulate that will act as the new US embassy in the Jewish neighborhood of Arnona, in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 May 2018. The US Embassy in Jerusalem is inaugurated on 14 May following its controversial move from Tel Aviv to the existing US consulate building in Jerusalem. US President Trump in December 2017 recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision, condemned by Palestinians who claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, prompted worldwide protests and was met with widespread international criticism. EPA-EFE/ABIR SULTAN

 

Palestinians seek cover during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 50 Palestinians were killed and more than 1800 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER

 

Palestinian protesters gather during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 50 Palestinians were killed and more than 1800 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER
Jordanian activists set fire to Israeli and American flags during a protest against the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem and USA’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel near the US embassy in Amman, Jordan, 14 May 2018. The sit-in, which was attended by hundreds of Jordanians from the Islamic Movement and the leftist parties, coincided with the opening ceremony of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. EPA-EFE/AHMAD ABDO

 

Israeli troops fire tear-gas at Palestinian protesters during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. 51 Palestinians protesters were killed and more than 2000 others were injured during the clashes along the border between Israel and Gaza Strip. EPA-EFE/HAITHAM IMAD

 

A Palestinian protester during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. 51 Palestinians protesters were killed and more than 2000 others were injured during the clashes along the border between Israel and Gaza Strip. EPA-EFE/HAITHAM IMAD

 

 

A Palestinian protester holds a rope during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 50 Palestinians were killed and more than 1800 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER

 

A Palestinian throws back a tear gas grenade against Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, 14 May 2018. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/ABED AL HASHLAMOUN

 

Palestinian demonstrators release black balloons with Palestine flags during a protest to mark the 70th anniversary of Nakba, in the West Bank City of Ramallah, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 41 Palestinians were killed and more than 1800 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/ALAA BADARNEH

 

A Palestinian demonstrator throws back a tear gas grenade during a protest against the US Embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at Qalandya checkpoint near the West Bank City of Ramallah, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 41 Palestinians were killed and more than 1800 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/ALAA BADARNEH

 

Israeli army fire tear gas grenades at Palestinian protesters during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 41 Palestinians were killed and more than 1800 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER

 

A Palestinian demonstrator seeks cover during a protest against the US Embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at Qalandya checkpoint near the West Bank City of Ramallah, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 41 Palestinians were killed and more than 1800 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/ALAA BADARNEH

 

(L-R) Sara Netanyahu, her husband Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, White House senior advisors Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson, and other guests attend the opening ceremony at the US consulate that will act as the new US embassy in the Jewish neighborhood of Arnona, in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 May 2018. The US Embassy in Jerusalem is inaugurated on 14 May following its controversial move from Tel Aviv to the existing US consulate building in Jerusalem. US President Trump in December 2017 recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision, condemned by Palestinians who claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, prompted worldwide protests and was met with widespread international criticism. EPA-EFE/ABIR SULTAN

 

A Palestinian demonstrator throws a stone during a protest against the US Embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Gaza-Israeli border, in Abu Safia, Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/LUCA PIERGIOVANNI

 

 

epa06735801 White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump (R) speaks next tio US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) during the opening ceremony at the US consulate that will act as the new US embassy in the Jewish neighborhood of Arnona, in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 May 2018. The US Embassy in Jerusalem is inaugurated on 14 May following its controversial move from Tel Aviv to the existing US consulate building in Jerusalem. US President Trump in December 2017 recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision, condemned by Palestinians who claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, prompted worldwide protests and was met with widespread international criticism. EPA-EFE/ABIR SULTAN

 

A Palestinian demonstrator throws stones during a protest against the US Embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Gaza-Israeli border, in Abu Safia, Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 37 Palestinians were killed and more than 1600 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/LUCA PIERGIOVANNI

 

A Palestinian female demonstrator waves a Palestinian flag during a protest against the US Embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Gaza-Israeli border, in Abu Safia, Gaza Strip, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 37 Palestinians were killed and more than 1600 wounded during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day. Palestinians are marking the Nakba Day, or the day of the disaster, when more than 700 thousand Palestinians were forcefully expelled from their villages during the war that led to the creation of the state of Israel on 15 May 1948. Protesters call for the right of Palestinians to return to their homeland. EPA-EFE/LUCA PIERGIOVANNI

 

Preparations for the opening ceremony at the US consulate that will act as the new US embassy in the Jewish neighborhood of Arnona, in Jerusalem, Israel, 14 May 2018. The US Embassy in Jerusalem is inaugurated on 14 May following its controversial move from Tel Aviv to the existing US consulate building in Jerusalem. US President Trump in December 2017 recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision, condemned by Palestinians who claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, prompted worldwide protests and was met with widespread international criticism. EPA-EFE/ABIR SULTAN
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