President Trump himself, in a video message, pledged his commitment to a “lasting peace agreement.”
His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, said “peace is within reach.”
And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared it “a great day for peace.”
Because nothing says “peace” like 58 Palestinians killed, 2,700 wounded, renewed hostilities between Iran and Israel, the entire region aflame and U.S. allies reeling.
At least 52 Palestinians were killed on Monday in Gaza and more than 2400 others wounded as the Israeli army fired live ammunition, tear gas and firebombs at protesters assembled along several points near the fence with Israel.
Azzam Oweida, 15, was hit in the head during protests in southern Gaza on Friday, the city’s health ministry said.
The death brings the number of people killed to four and hundreds wounded in the fifth consecutive Friday of protests, where thousands of Palestinains gathered near the heavily guarded border.