Ninety Palestinians, including 12 children and a woman, have been killed by Israeli fire since US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel in December, according to medical sources.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that ninety people were killed by Israeli forces throughout occupied territories since Washinton’s recognition of Jerusalem.
The US President announced early December that Washington would be recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, stressing that the United States would relocate the embassy in the occupied lands from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.
The move was hailed by Israel but condemned by the rest of the international community as one which undermines the peace talks.
Washington’s move has raised a chorus of outcry across the international community. The Muslim world, the UN, world leaders from Europe to the Middle East to Australia, and even US allies in the West have criticized the bid, saying it would plunge the already tumultuous region into new upheaval.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians have also launched the Great March of Return in the besieged Gaza Strip to demand their right of return to their villages and towns they were forcibly displaced.
The 46-day peaceful protests begun on March 30, which coincided with the 42nd anniversary of the Land Day, which marks the day Israeli forces killed six Palestinians during protests against land confiscation in 1976. It continues until May 15, which marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), in which over 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly displaced from their homes in 1948.
Since the start of the rallies, Nearly 50 Palestinians have been killed and over 8,000, including 900 children, 400 women, 200 medics, and 110 journalists, injured along the fence in Gaza, with no reports of Israeli casualties, according to reports.