British Lawmaker Calls For Sanction Against Israel Over May 14 Gaza Conflict

A member of the British Parliament in the House of Representatives Emily Thornberry has called for sanctions against the State of Israel over the Gaza clash between Israeli Defence Forces and Palestinian Civilians that left about 58 Palestinians dead with another 2000 injured.
The unfortunate incident occurred on Monday  May14, 2018 during the official opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. Emily while speaking on the floor of the house accused Israel of massacre of unarmed Palestinian Protesters who posed no threat to the forces on the Gaza border although some of the protesters hauled stones at the Israeli security forces. She said the attack by Israel was a six weeks plan of crackdown and not a spontaneous reaction to a day's riot. She accused Israel of using very lethal and dangerous weapon ( 7.6 mm and 5.5 mm bullets) against Palestinian men, women and children. The United Nations Secretary General has called for an investigation into the incident. A similar call by the Government of Kuwait for an independent investigation was vetoed by the United States. She further called on the British Government to initiate a new United Nations Statement on the violence and for Israel to widthraw from all occupied territories and those found culpable in the breach of International Laws be brought to justice.

The United States Embassy in Jerusalem was officially commissioned on May 14, 2018.
President Trump who absent at the event however addressed the audience through a video call. In his address Trump said:
The United States under President Harry Truman became the first nation to recognize the state of Israel. Today, we officially open the United States embassy in Jerusalem. Congratulations. It's been a long time coming.  Almost immediately after declaring statehood in 1948, Israel designated the city of Jerusalem as its capital. The capital the Jewish people established in ancient times. 
So important. Today, Jerusalem is the seat of Israel's government. It is the home of the Israeli legislature and the Israeli supreme court and Israel's prime minister and president. Israel is a sovereign nation with the right, like every other sovereign nation, to determine its own capital.  Yet for many years we failed to acknowledge the obvious: the plain reality that Israel's capital is Jerusalem. 
On Dec. 6, 2017, at my direction, the United States finally and officially recognized Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel.Today, we follow through on this recognition and open our embassy in the historic and sacred land of Jerusalem. And we're opening it many, many years ahead of schedule.  As I said in December, our greatest hope is for peace. 
The United States remains fully committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement, and we continue to support the status quo at Jerusalem's holy sites, including at the Temple Mount, also known as Haram al-Sharif. This city and its entire nation is a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people. The United States will always be a great friend of Israel and a partner in the cause of freedom and peace.
We wish Ambassador Friedman good luck as he takes up his office in this beautiful Jerusalem embassy, and we extend a hand in friendship to Israel, the Palestinians and to all of their neighbors. May there be peace. May God bless this embassy. May God bless all who serve there. And may God bless the United States of America. Thank you.

The movement of the United States Embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem by the Trump administration marked the fulfillment of a campaign promise and end to years of the United States plans to recognise Jerusalem as the true and eternal capital of Israel. The Israelis and Palestinians both lay claim to Jerusalem as their capital.

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