Cartoon in PA daily depicts Trump cutting ribbon made of shot Palestinian's blood at new US embassy in Jerusalem
Cartoon published in the official PA daily
The cartoon shows US President Donald Trump cutting a red ribbon before a gate with a sign on it in English saying: "US Embassy." The ribbon is formed by a trail of blood streaming from a bullet that has pierced the body of a Palestinian demonstrator wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) around his neck and holding a Palestinian flag. The cartoon appeared the day after 62 Palestinian rioters were shot in Gaza when they participated in violent riots at Israel's border. (see below)
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“The March of Return” refers to massive violent riots in Gaza in which thousands of Palestinians are demonstrating on the border with Israel and attempting to cut through the security fence, attacking with firebombs, flaming kites, and gunfire. The riots began on March 30, 2018, and were scheduled to last for 6 weeks until Nakba Day on May 15. On May 14, the day the US embassy opened in Jerusalem, the riots escalated and 62 Palestinians were killed. A senior official of the terror organization Hamas, Salah Bardawil, stated that 50 of the 62 belonged to Hamas, while Islamic Jihad identified 3 others as belonging to it.
US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.
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