CAIRO: Picture collages showing the US embassy opening in Jerusalem juxtaposed against protests at the Gaza border were widely circulated among social media users.
One viral image showing the striking difference between the two situations has appeared on The New York Times, headlined “contrasting images.”
It showed the chaotic clashes along the Gaza border contrasted with Ivanka Trump and other American officials celebrating President Donald Trump’s formal relocation of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Another viral image was the cover photo of The New York Daily News of Ivanka, sporting a TV presenter’s smile, and pointing to a picture-insert of the violent clashes on the Gaza border.
The headline read, “Daddy’s Little Ghoul.”
Several users reacted with anger at the pictures. Some were critical of Ivanka’s smiles, while others were upset by her presence in the first place.
Some commentators said they were disappointed by the US move, which formally upended decades of American foreign policy.
The US officially relocated its Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday. Roughly 50 miles away from the opening ceremony in Jerusalem, the move was met with clashes and protests along the Israeli-Gaza border.
A hail of bullets killed at least 58 Palestinians along the border fence between Israel and Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
Attending the opening ceremony was Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US president, and her husband Jared Kushner, both of whom are senior advisers in the White House. Both were sat next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the opening ceremony.
“On behalf of the 45th President of the United States of America, we welcome you officially and for the first time to the embassy of the United States here in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel,” Trump told the crowd of diplomats and dignitaries.