A small crowd of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank on Monday pelted an American diplomatic vehicle with eggs to protest the recent move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. The incident drew an angry American response and deepened a crisis in relations that has followed the U.S. Embassy decision. The State Department said the diplomats were on a visit to “promote educational and cultural exchange” in the West Bank when they were accosted. “The objective was clearly intimidation. The United States absolutely opposes the use of violence and intimidation to express political views,” the statement said. The protesters gathered as members of the delegation from the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem walked to their vehicle. The crowd held signs and shouted at the Americans, before throwing eggs at their car as they drove away. No one was injured. “We are here to say to the American Embassy, ‘No we don’t need you. Leave Palestine and leave Jerusalem and leave the embassy,'” said Palestinian protester Muhannad al-Said. This comes just one week after the U.S. Embassy to Israel was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Palestinians claim Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital. While President Donald Trump has said the embassy move is not meant to prejudge the final borders of the city, the step is seen by both Israel and the Palestinians as siding with Israel in the most sensitive dispute in their conflict. East Jerusalem, captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, is home to the city’s most sensitive Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites. The Palestinians have severed most contacts with the Americans to protest the move.
And we should end ALL foreign aid to that Hamas-supported entity known as the Palestinians. The move of the embassy became U.S. LAW back when Clinton was President. And he, as well as Pres Bush and Pres Obama just signed “waivers” on the move. In short, they didn’t have the stones to simply follow the law, and so they kicked the can down the road until President Trump came around. So, President Trump merely fulfilled existing law already in place, as well as a campaign promise. That’s all. And in so doing, he formalized that which had already existed. The fact that the Palestinians are up in arms about it is bs. It’s just another reason for them to start riots and attack Israel which they don’t even recognize as existing…which is, of course, crazy,. It’s time to end ALL U.S. taxpayer support in the form of “foreign aid” to the Palestinians; a group that hates us anyway.