Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on opening the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem and protests in Gaza:
“Today’s protests in Gaza have left more than 40 Palestinians dead and hundreds more injured—it’s just heartbreaking. The humanitarian situation in Gaza is desperate. Instead of cutting aid, the Trump administration must restore our leadership role and do what it can to alleviate the Palestinians’ suffering.
“The location of the embassy is a final-status issue that should have been resolved as part of peace negotiations where both sides benefit, not just one side. Israel will only know true security when it is at peace with its neighbors.
"In the aftermath of the embassy opening today, the Trump administration should state its unequivocal support for a two-state solution and work with our allies to restart talks between the Palestinians and Israelis so that a more secure future for all can be achieved.”