Trump just announced that the American embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Arabs all over the world are not happy. Protesting riots are not an uncommon occurrence near the Bethlehem checkpoint, about a mile from our place. You can probably guess that the locals are not exactly thrilled about the new development, so yes, there were some ‘activities’ yesterday and today – probably tomorrow as well.
This is a shot of Beit Jala main street about an hour ago. It’s approximately halfway between our apartment and the checkpoint. Smoke and tear gas still linger in the air, but life goes on.
It’s just another day here in Bethlehem / Beit Jala.
Perhaps it would be a good time to blast John Lennon through the loudspeakers —
“All we are saying – give peace a chance” ..