Dan Shapiro, the USA ambassador to Israel under President Barack Obama, told CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane the embassy move could be a good thing, but only if it was paired with a promise of a us embassy to a future Palestinian state in east Jerusalem as part of a two-state solution.
Palestinian protesters set tires on fire, sending plumes of black smoke into the air, and hurled firebombs and stones toward Israeli troops across the border.
The Israeli Defense Force said the countermeasures had killed three "terrorists", and Lt. Colonel Jonathan Conricus expressed doubt over the casualty figures presented by Palestinian authorities.
At least five children were among the dead as Israeli troops fired bullets and tear gas at an estimated 40,000 people massed at the border fence.
Israel has occupied East Jerusalem since the 1967 Middle East war.
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SHAPIRO: Let's begin with something Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at today's ceremony.
During the six-weeks of demonstrations which organizers have called "the Great March of Return", thousands of Palestinians have converged at the border to protest the long-standing blockade of the enclave.
Canada also called on "all parties to the conflict" to "ensure civilians are protected".
More than 50 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in one days during Gaza strip protests.
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"When President Trump makes a promise, he keeps it", Kushner said, a reference to a campaign pledge to open a Jerusalem embassy.
Venezuela "firmly condemns" the "violent actions against the Palestinian people," stated the country's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Tuesday in reaction to the Israeli attacks against Palestinian citizens in Jerusalem.
"We believe it is possible for both sides to gain more than they give so that all people can live in peace, safe from danger, free from fear, and able to pursue their dreams", Kushner told the crowd.
The Narendra Modi government has reaffirmed support for the Palestinian cause but avoids the mention of East Jerusalem in Palestine-related statements. At the same time, Deputy press Secretary of the White house Raj Shah accused the group Hamas of organizing the protests.
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Senior White House Advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend a reception held at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem ahead of the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem on May 13, 2018.