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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44116340

 

In the deadliest day of violence in Gaza since the 2014 war, Palestinian officials say Israeli troops have killed 55 people and wounded 2,700.

 

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said his military was acting in self-defence against Gaza's Islamist rulers, Hamas, who he said wanted to destroy Israel.

 

The Palestinian Authority's leader condemned a "massacre". The UN spoke of "outrageous human rights violations".

 

The violence came as the US opened a controversial embassy in Jerusalem.

 

Israel said some 40,000 Palestinians had taken part in "violent riots" at 13 locations along the Gaza Strip security fence.

Palestinians hurled stones and incendiary devices, while the Israeli military used tear gas and live fire from snipers.

Mr Netanyahu defended his military, saying: "Every country has an obligation to defend its borders.

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1 minute ago, TonyWenz said:

I remember the 6 Day War there (middle east) in 1967.

Things can flare up quick!

 

Older

{still waiting for the 'Wiser'}

 

 

 

 

Me too. And yesterday (Monday) marked the 50th anniversary of Israel's creation.  

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1 hour ago, trottigy said:

Wait! What?

 

I thought we were just weeks from declaring peace and security for the WORLD.

 

:popcorn:

 

 

Situation in the world can change suddenly. 

What is on the news today, is old news tomorrow. 

The events are moving at extraordinary speed. 

Turmoil and talk about peace and security at the same time

 

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4 hours ago, Beggar for the Spirit said:

Were the riots mainly because of the US embassy in Jerusalem?

Or for another reason?

That definitely contributed even if it wasn't the only cause.  Who really knows in this angry, unhappy world where people think they are going to achieve their goals through violence and hatred.

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6 hours ago, GeordieGirl said:

yesterday (Monday) marked the 50th anniversary of Israel's creation.

I think that is why the embassy was planned to open on the same date.  Just to rub it in to the ones who have been displaced.  Friction is an understatement.

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2 hours ago, Dages said:

70 years...

 

The UN is meeting to discuss the violence of yesterday.

Thank you. I realised my maths was off when it was too late to edit it.  I knoew someone would put it right for me. :flowers:

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7 hours ago, Dages said:

70 years...

 

The UN is meeting to discuss the violence of yesterday.

Yes, I saw yesterday some are even trying to connect this to the 70 years of prophecy.   :nope:

 

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1 minute ago, Tortuga said:

Check the date...

upps

 

but

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44133308

N Korea cancels talks with South Korea and warns US

 

 

North Korea has cancelled high-level talks with South Korea because of anger over military exercises, state media reports.

The North's official KCNA news agency said the exercises between the US and the South were a "provocation".

It also warned the US over the fate of the historic summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump that is scheduled for 12 June.

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4 minutes ago, carlos said:

Seriously, violent riots because the US moved their embassy to Jerusalem? Risking your life and your family's for the location of an embassy? Some people are complete fools or they simply love violence and civil disorder. :shrugs:

Listening to the pro-Palestinian diplomats it's easy to see that all this really is about bruised ego and hurt feelings.  

 

Nothing significantly changed with the moving of the embassy to Jerusalem.  

 

All this is about face and perception.

 

 

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Seriously, violent riots because the US moved their embassy to Jerusalem? Risking your life and your family's for the location of an embassy? Some people are complete fools or they simply love violence and civil disorder. :shrugs:

I think it goes deeper than that. It goes straight to the heart of a very touchy subject—Is Jerusalem the capital of the Jewish state of Israel?

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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/nakba-70-years-on-refugees-remember-lost-homeland-180515064802434.html

 

”May 15, 1948, is a day that changed the course of the Middle East forever. More than 750,000 people were forcibly expelled from their land by Zionist forces, leading to the creation of Israel.

Palestinian refugees and those displaced are barred by Israel from returning to their land.”

 

The embassy move on this date is chosen with purpose, and makes palestinians upset

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18 hours ago, trottigy said:

:popcorn:Wait! What?

 

I thought we were just weeks from declaring peace and security for the WORLD.

 

:popcorn:

 

 

Don't worry Jehovah's day will come as a thief in the night.  It might just happen while the are crying peace and security, and sudden destruction is to be INSTANTLY on them.  :pistols::popcorn::drink:

Spoiler

 

no spoiler don't know what happen here,

Edited by 1gemstone

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The palestinians are nuts. What do they expect attack the border with intent of tearing down a security fence and expect not to get shot by the soldiers on the other side? Its them who are to blame for this. Crazy. They want it both ways attack Israel and not take any blame for it. Just shows how deep the demons have their claws into them.

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The palestinians are nuts. What do they expect attack the border with intent of tearing down a security fence and expect not to get shot by the soldiers on the other side? Its them who are to blame for this. Crazy. They want it both ways attack Israel and not take any blame for it. Just shows how deep the demons have their claws into them.

The Palestinians are people. Some of these affected ones are our brothers. Those who are violent on both sides are nuts. Some Israelis are nuts for occupying land against international law and using religion and tradition as a basis for this. And some Palestinians for not being willing to any agreement at all.

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17 minutes ago, Greg Dent said:

They want it both ways attack Israel and not take any blame for it. Just shows how deep the demons have their claws into them.

The Israeli government isn't exactly innocent in all this. The border continually moves further into Palestinian land, bulldozing everything and everyone in its way. Moving the embassy is being seen as the US government condoning the continual loss of lives.

 

I'm not saying that violent protests are the answer, but their opposition goes far deeper than a simple difference of opinion about some political stance.

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