Palestinians erupted in fury as the United States opened a new embassy in Jerusalem.
The Israeli military said the demonstration involved 40,000 people at 13 locations along the Gaza border.
According to the Gaza’s Ministry of Health, at least 90 demonstrators have been killed and more than 11,000 wounded by Israeli forces since protests began on March 30.
CGTN’s Yael Lavie reports from Jerusalem.
- John Sitilides is a global risk analyst and a consultant to the U.S. State Department.
- Nour Odeh is the former spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority.
- Yossi Mekelberg is a senior research fellow with Chatham House.
- Daniel Serwer is the academic director of Conflict Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed dozens of Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border on Monday. It was the deadliest day there since a devastating 2014 cross-border war and cast a shadow over Israel’s festive inauguration of the new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem.
VIDEO: Palestinians protest along the Gaza border as clashes erupt over the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem pic.twitter.com/6WHqnLNbI2
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Ceremony to inaugurate US embassy in Jerusalem begins amidst bloody clashes near Gaza border
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