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Protests on Gaza border: 41 people were shot
21:25, 14 May 2018

Protests on Gaza border: 41 people were shot

According to the latest reports, 900 Palestinians were injured

21:25, 14 May 2018

At least 41 Palestinians were killed and around 500 were injured during the protests on the border of Gaza Strip against the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, as Reuters reports.

“Tens of thousands of Palestinians had streamed to the coastal enclave’s land border, some approaching the Israeli fence - a line Israeli leaders said Palestinians would not be allowed to breach. Demonstrators, some armed with slingshots, hurled stones at the Israeli security forces, who fired volleys of tear gas and intense rounds of gunfire,” the news agency reports.

Related: U.S. Embassy to Israel to opened in Jerusalem today

The news agency noted that the death toll on Gaza border is the highest since 2014.

It should be mentioned that the opening of the Embassy was scheduled within a longer term after Trump’s decision, but the deadline was postponed so that the opening of a diplomatic institution could be dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Jerusalem’s foundation.

Earlier, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem the capital of Israel on December 6 last year.  He also claimed the intentions to move the U.S. Embassy, which was located in Tel-Aviv, to this town. On December 21 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which calls the states for not recognizing Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

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