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Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine

May 15,2018 - Last updated at May 15,2018

In defiance of international legitimacy and objections by countries around the world, the US opened its embassy in the occupied city of Jerusalem on Monday, fuelling condemnation and angry protests in Palestine as well as Arab and Muslim countries. 

By press time on Monday, more than 55 Palestinians were shot dead and more than 2,700 others were wounded in the Gaza Strip by trigger-happy Israeli occupation soldiers.

Jordan was quick in responding to the Israeli massacre in the besieged Palestinian enclave by moving to beef up capabilities at its decade-old field hospital in Gaza, while condemning the Israeli escalation and excessive use of force against the defenceless Palestinian people. The Kingdom also reiterated its rejection of the US move to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is supposed to be one of the key points to be negotiated between the Palestinians and Israelis in their stalled peace talks.

Jerusalem, which is supposed to be the city of peace, has been out of the blue turned by US President Donald Trump a new into  blood-letting issue due to domestic political calculations and the powerful pro-Israel lobby that lacks the vision and the will to help achieve peace in the land of the monotheistic religions. It is these groups that are empowering the Israeli tail to wag the powerful US dog, which — instead of working to revive peace efforts — is turning against a helpless people that has been suffering since the creation of Israel on their land in 1948. Ironically, the Palestinian people today mark 70 years of Nakba, or the catastrophe that they have living without any guilt of their own. Today, as they bury their dead and mark this day of catastrophe, they will be more determined to achieve their national aspirations in spite of the myopic US decision.

US presidents will continue to come and go, but the Palestinian people will live on despite attempts to deny their existence, the justice of their cause and the need to end their 70 years of suffering inflicted by their victimisers, who once upon a time were victims of a similar suffering.

Twelve million Palestinians will not vanish in thin air, and their Palestine will not disappear and will always remain where it has always been, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. 

Palestine will always live on, with Jerusalem as its capital.

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YES, WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY WAS CARNAGE, INHUMAN, UNCIVILIZED, ILL-ADVISED AND HAS DAMAGED WHAT WAS ONCE THE IMAGE OF THE ONLY DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST. UNFORTUNATELY, WE THE PEOPLE OF USA AND OUR FRIENDS IN ISRAEL
ARE THE LOOSERS. WHY NOW WHEN THE TENSION IN THAT REGION HAS REACHED OVER THE BOILLING POINT. IN THE PR OPINION
TODAY, MOST IF NOT THE ENTIRE WORLD VIEW US AS THE FUEL THAT IS LIGHTINING UP THE FIRE THAT IS CONSUMING THE ARAB WORLD EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE DONE A LOT AND INVESTED TOO MUCH IN THAT REGION WHICH HAS NOW BEEN BLUNTED BY WHAT CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS " RECALL BIAS ". AT THE END OF THE DAY, NO ONE WILL OR SHOULD REMEMBER ALL THAT WE HAVE DONE BUT THIS. ON THE OTHER HAND, WE CAN NOT BE BLAMED ALONE BECAUSE THE ENTIRE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HAS A LOT OF BURDEN TO BEAR WHILE THE ARAB WORLD AND THEIR LEADERS THAT SPEAK IN DOUBLE TOUNGES ARE THE PRIMARY CATALYST THAT IS STOKING THIS FINAL STRAW. THE FACT IS THAT THIS IS NO LONGER CLASSIFIED BUT PUBLIC RECORDS.
WHAT I AM PUZZULED ABOUT IS " WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GRANTING THE OFFICIAL STATEHOOD TO THE PALESTINE ". WHAT IF THE PALESTINIANS DECLARE THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF PALESTINE TODAY WITH CAPITAL IN EAST JERUSALEM?. WILL THE ARAB WORLD RECOGNISE THIS STATE BECAUSE I KNOW THAT LOTS OF COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD WILL. HAD WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY BEEN IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY, THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL WOULD HAVE DECLARED WAR TODAY. WHAT MAKES THE PALESTINIAN ISSUE DIFFERENT????. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE STATE OF ISRAEL CAN NOT LIVE IN PEACE BUT PEACEFUL LIVING IS A TWO WAY TRAFFIC IRRESPECTIVE OF RACE, RELIGION, ETHNICITY OR WHOM THEIR FRIENDS AND SPONSORS ARE. THE WHOLE ARAB WORLD AND THEIR LEADERS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEIR DEEDS AND CODE OF DUCK-TAPED AS THEY WATCH THEIR PEOPLE BEING SLAUGHTERED. THE SO-CALLED TRUCE BEING OFFERED TODAY BY EGYPT IS RUBBISH AND SILLY WHEN THEY ARE A MEMBER OF THE CHOCK OFF AXIS OF CHAOS AND IMPRISONMENT WITHOUT TRIAL. I HAVE NOT HEARD ANY OFFICIAL RESPONSE BY ANY ARAB LEADER NEVER MIND RAISING THEIR VOICES TO SAVE THE REGION AND THEIR PEOPLE. WHY IS PALESTINE DIFFERENT FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD? HOW MAN DEAD PALESTINES DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE ONE MISSING PERSON OF ANOTHER NATIONALITY???? CAN A MATHEMATICIAN TELL ME. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE THAT WE ALL PREACH FOR?. THE WHOLE INCIDENT SOUNDS LIKE A DELLUTIONAL THOUGHTS. THE ENTIRE WORLD SHOULD BE SHOCKED AS I AM IF WE ALL SHARE MAN'S HUMANITY IN COMMON. IF I WAS ABBAS TODAY, I WILL DECLARE INDEPENDENCE BECAUSE THE CONSIQUENCIES CAN NOT BE WORST THAN THIS. SOME SAY THAT THIS INCENDENT WAS ENGINEERED BY HAMAS WHICH IS THE USUAL WHIPPING BOY THAT SHOULD BE PICKED BY SNIPPER FIRE ONE BY ONE. I AM ALSO VERY SORRY FOR MY FRIENDS IN ISRAEL WHO VERY WELL UNDERSTAND THAT WHAT HAPPENED IS NOT TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE GREAT JEWISH NATION. WHERE DOES THE WORLD GOES FROM HERE?? SOME ARE USING ASSAD AS AN EXAMPLE AND POINTING AT ASSAD AS DOING THE SAME THING WHICH IS VERY VERY SHAMEFUL AND A LOW BLOW. EVEN IF ASSAD IS DOING THE SAME THING, CAN TWO WRONGS BE EQUAL ONE RIGHT THING.

Jerusalem belongs to us, the Jordanian Kingdom. Israel doesn't deserve such a magnificent holy city.

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