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41 Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire in Gaza as US & Israel celebrate US Embassy opening in Jerusalem

14th May 2018
41 Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire in Gaza as US & Israel celebrate US Embassy opening in Jerusalem

By Nour Abu Aisha

 

GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): At least 41 Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured on Monday by Israeli gunfire during anti-occupation rallies in the Gaza Strip, according to the Health Ministry. Meanwhile US is celebrating with Israel opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem.

“The death toll rose to 41 and over 1,700 others injured” by Israeli forces, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said.

He said a minor was among those killed during the protests.

According to the spokesman, 39 Palestinians were seriously injured during the protests.

He said nine journalists and a medic were injured during the demonstrations.

Meanwhile, Israeli drones dropped teargas bombs on Palestinian demonstrators arrayed along Gaza-Israel border, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.

Thousands of Palestinians have gathered on Gaza Strip’s eastern border since early morning to take part in protests aimed to commemorate the Nakba anniversary and protest relocating the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The rallies will culminate on Tuesday, May 15, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s establishment — an event Palestinians refer to as the “Nakba” or “the Catastrophe”.

Since the rallies began on March 30, at least 49 Palestinian demonstrators have been killed and hundreds injured, according to Health Ministry figures.

Last week, the Israeli government said that rallies are a part of state of war and human rights laws are not applicable in such case.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Photo: Palestinians carry a wounded man during peaceful protest to mark 70th anniversary of Nakba, also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948, and against United States’ plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, near Al Bureij Refugee Camp at Gaza-Israel border on May 14, 2018. Photographer: Hassan Jedi/AA]

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