Israeli troops killed at least 52 Palestinians and wounded 2,400, which is being hailed the deadliest day of violence since the Gaza War in 2014. Palestinians have been protesting for weeks, but on Monday (May 14) the U.S. opened their embassy in Jerusalem, a call by President Donald Trump which ultimately resulted in bloodshed.

It is estimated that 35,000 Palestinians gathered along the border of Israel and Gaza Strip as the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem. According to The Guardian, Gaza City has been in three wars with Israel over the past ten years, and everyone expects another war will come sooner than later.

'The president delivered'

President Donald Trump shocked the world when he announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Donald Trump was advised, by many in his administration and American allies around the world, not to proceed with his decision. Trump formally announced his decision, against all political parties wishes, that the U.S. embassy will be moved to Jerusalem. The decision by Donald Trump went against decades of American established policy and international practices.

The State Department told CNN in a statement, “As the President stated on December 6, 2017, the historic opening of our embassy recognizes the reality that Jerusalem is capital of Israel and the seat of its government.”

In 1995, Congress passed a law that required America to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but every president declined the move stating that it was against national security interests.

During Donald Trump’s campaign, he promised that when he was elected president he would carry out the mission of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In December 2017, the president made his announcement that he would fulfill his promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

No matter the costs, Donald Trump delivered on his promise, and now the world is beginning to feel its effects.

What happened in Gaza?

Along the Gaza border, there have been six weeks of protest. This period is known, to Palestinians, as the “Great March of Return.” According to BBC News, it is being led by Gaza Islamist rulers Hamas. On Monday, the protests took a violent turn. Along Gaza Strip, Palestinians threw stones, while Israeli military hurled black smoke, creating confusion as snipers fired bullets onto the protesters.

Children were also present and some were killed and/or wounded.

According to the Israeli military, they killed three people that were trying to plant homemade explosives near the security fence along the border in Rafah. Israel issued a high alert warning that protesters were trying to breach the border and attack Israeli communities. Protesters raised Palestinian flags outside the new U.S. embassy.

Israeli officials are blaming Gaza’s Hamas leadership for urging their protestors to breach the border and invoking violence upon Israel.

Where is the United States during the riots?

Donald Trump’s decision was welcomed with high praise by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On May 13, the Prime Minister wrote with enthusiasm in a tweet which said, “We are deeply grateful for his [Trump] bold decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the embassy there tomorrow.”

Israel held a ceremony that President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner, attended with welcoming smiles. Ivanka Trump unveiled an inauguration plaque during the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, and all applauded with celebration. All ignoring the bloodshed outside of Israel’s border.