Monday 14 May, Gaza: 60 dead and 2400 injured. The tragedy of Palestinian demonstrators who, during the March of the Great Return, 70 years after the “Nakhba “*, perished under live fire from the Israeli army.
Monday 14 May, Jerusalem: 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel and the transfer of the American Embassy to Jerusalem with great pomp.
The contrast is as staggering as it is revolting. On the Palestinian side, people are protesting against the bloody repression of a peaceful demonstration by Gazans. On the Israeli side (with the unfailing support of the White House), people denounce a provocation by Hamas that would not hesitate to send “terrorists” to be killed at the border.
The international community condemns a “humanitarian tragedy” but the United States, at the emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, May 15, blocked a request for an independent investigation.
Ramadan, that began on May 16, will be tense and peace has never been so far away…
* The “Nakhba” (“the disaster”) refers to the exodus of more than 750,000 Palestinians who had to flee their lands during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.
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