Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Party While Palestinian Children Die

The daughter and son-in-law of the president were all smiles, presiding over a happy party in Jerusalem while 60 miles away women and children were being slaughtered by Israeli forces.  Jared and Ivanka looked terrific as they enjoyed the company of 800 people who had gathered to celebrate an event that was widely condemned throughout the world.

Meanwhile, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro made clear her opinion that Trump was fulfilling a biblical prophecy, saying:

″President Trump, like King Cyrus before him, fulfilled the biblical prophecy of the gods worshiped by Jews, Christians and, yes, Muslims, that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish state and that the Jewish people finally deserve a righteous, free and sovereign Israel.”

The Trump Administration and the Israelis knew that moving the U.S. embassy to the disputed holy city would create massive Palestinian protests but they did it anyway.  The protests — and the violence and the deaths — all could have been prevented.

According to news reports the Israelis killed 59 Palestinians on Monday and injured over 2,400, and more protests were anticipated on Tuesday.  In a video address on Monday President Donald Trump said he still hoped there would be peace in the troubled country where conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians have raged for decades.

Tuesday is the day that the Palestinians officially commemorate the Nakba,  (“catastrophe”) when more than 700,000 Palestinians were forced from their homes in the 1948 war that took place during the creation of the state of Israel.

According to Gaza’s health ministry most of the casualties in Monday’s conflict were shot by snipers from the Israeli Army.  The ministry said that deaths included eight children under the age of 16, including one baby.

Khalil al-Hayya, leader of the militant group Hamas, vowed to continue the protests in Gaza on Tuesday.  He said that Hamas and other militant groups “will not prolong their silence over the crimes of the occupation.”

According to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas there would be a general strike on Tuesday.  He said that Israel was guilty of “massacres”.

On Monday, tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered near the border in the Gaza Strip.  A small group approached the border fence and tried to break through.  The Israeli snipers were on the other side of the fence and opened fire on the crowd of civilians.

The deaths of civilians caused an outcry across the world and resulted in a United Nations proposal to officially condemn Israel’s actions, which was blocked by the United States.  The U.N. resolution would have called for an independent investigation into the violence.

People being slaughtered in protest of the embassy move to Jerusalem could not stop Trump’s envoys from enjoying their party to celebrate the event.

Jared Kushner, a strong financial backer of Israel, expressed a hope for peace.  “We believe it is possible for both sides to gain more than they give — so that all people can live in peace, safe from danger, free from fear, and able to pursue their dreams,” he said during his official remarks.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also spoke at the event. “Remember this moment, this is history,” he said. “President Trump, by recognizing history, you have made history.”

An American-born resident of. Jerusalem, Maya Rosen, expressed some doubts about the move.  “As someone who lives in Jerusalem and who cares about this city and the people who live in it, this feels like a dangerous game that Trump is playing with our lives,” she said.