Jared Kushner says Palestinians participating in Gaza border protests are "part of the problem and not part of the solution."
Kushner, President Donald Trump's son in law and chief Mideast adviser, expressed hope for forging Mideast peace as he addressed the opening ceremony for the new US Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.
As he spoke, deadly protests continued along Gaza's border with Israel. With over 40 dead, it was the deadliest round of cross-border violence since a 2014 war and left Kushner's peace efforts in tatters.
"As we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution," he said.
He says the "journey to peace started with a strong America recognizing the truth."