US envoys open settler tunnel running under Palestinian village in East Jerusalem

US envoys open settler tunnel running under Palestinian village in East Jerusalem

Date: Sunday, 30 Jun 2019
 
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This article, dated 30 June 2019, says:

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt broke open a new tunnel running under a Palestinian village in East Jerusalem during a ceremony inaugurating a settler archaeological project.

The ceremony, inaugurating the “Path of the Pilgrims” in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem, was organized by the settler organization Elad.

The decision of the senior American diplomats to attend the Sunday event is seen as another move by the Trump administration to recognize Israeli sovereignty in East Jerusalem, which previous U.S. administrations have avoided.

Among those attending were also casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam Adelson, and Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, Likud MK and former Jerusalem mayor Nir Barakat and Interim Education Minister Rafi Peretz of the Union of Right-Wing Parties.


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