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Deadly weekend in Palestine as Israeli soldiers put down ‘day of rage’

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Reportage. Hundreds were wounded, among them an Israeli policeman stabbed by a Palestinian, and four Palestinians were killed. The most serious clashes have been in Gaza.

written by Michele Giorgio

Topic Middle East and North Africa


December 16, 2017

Donald Trump has run roughshod over international law and set fire to the Middle East with his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. And after he did all that, his second-in-command, Mike Pence, will visit the Wailing Wall next week, in the eastern (Arab, occupied) sector of the city, not on an official visit but on a “private” one. After they threw the stone, they’re trying to keep their head down.

These rulers of the world don’t have even a shred of consistency. On Monday, Pence also postponed his arrival in Jerusalem because of the protests triggered by Trump’s proclamation, giving the U.S. Senate’s vote on tax reform as the official reason. Meanwhile, the fire is spreading more and more. The ”day of rage” declared by the Palestinians on Friday, the day of Islamic prayers, ended with three Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers, two in Gaza and one in the West Bank.

A fourth Palestinian, Mohammed........

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