Donald Trump’s recent announcement of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is making both the Palestinians and Israelis suffer. The clash between the two has left many wounded and many have died as a result. The Palestinians fired rockets, whereas the Israelis answered them with massive airstrikes battering anything that came in their way.
Burning rubber has clouded the air in the holy land. Palestinians used stones as weapons and the Israeli forces responded them with rubber bullets and tear gases.
According to the Israeli army, three rockets were fired at them from Gaza Strip, one of which was shot down by the anti-missile technology that Israel possess. However, the second went to the wasteland, whereas the third ended up in the Israeli city of Sderot, where no casualties were reported.
As a reaction, Israeli forces responded with airstrikes over Gaza Strip targeting the Hamas military facilities. Authorities in Gaza reported more than 13 civilians were killed because of the airstrikes. Israeli authorities have arrested nearly 30 protesters around the Palestinians territory.
Moreover, Palestine’s president Mahmud Abbas stated that Trump’s decision shows the United States has no interest in keeping peace in Israel and Palestine.
Meanwhile, British prime minister Theresa May said that Jerusalem’s status should be shared by both Palestine and Israel and that Donald Trump’s decision is not helpful.
Pope Francis prayed for Jerusalem hoping that “such identity be preserved and strengthened for the benefit of the Holy Land, the Middle East and the entire world.”