“The objective was clearly intimidation. The United States absolutely opposes the use of violence and intimidation to express political views,” said a statement from the State Department. This is something new. For decades, the U.S. has given in to intimidation, and allowed the “Palestinians” to dictate the location of the U.S. Embassy by threatening violence if it were moved to Jerusalem. President Trump for the first time has stood up to that intimidation. And now the “Palestinians” are saying that U.S. diplomats aren’t welcome? Fine. We should leave their areas and cut off all the money we’re sending them as well.
“Palestinian Mob Assaults US Convoy in Bethlehem Area,” United with Israel (thanks to RN), May 22, 2018:
An angry crowd of Palestinian protesters on Monday pelted American diplomats with eggs in Beit Jala, on the outskirts of Bethlehem, to protest the recent move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
The incident drew a stern American response and deepened a crisis in relations that has followed the December decision by the US to move its embassy to Israel’s capital. The Palestinian leadership has since been boycotting Washington.
The State Department said the diplomats were on a visit to “promote educational and cultural exchange” in the area when they came under attack.
“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 US 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 US Embassy to Israel was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem….
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