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While Israelis celebrate the US Embassy move in jerusalem, 55 dead and 1,200 injured in Gaza protests

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 May 2018, 11:20 IST

At least 55 Palestinians killed and more than 1,200 wounded as Israeli forces open fire along Gaza border during a mass protests on Monday.

The deadliest cross-border violence happened when President Trump's daughter  Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner were in Jerusalem to be a part of the new US Embassy opening. This event was also attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. 

Trump was addressing America through television broadcast. He said “greatest hope” for Israel is “for peace.” This is one of the deadliest cross-border violence ever since 2014 war between Israel and Hamas rulers of Gaza. A fresh protest is a set back for the US President Donald Trump who had a peace plan.

Protesters of Gaza hurled firebombs, set tires ablaze and pelted stones towards Israeli troops. Thick black smoke was seen ragging into the air. But open fire on unarmed protesters has brought in a lot of criticism from international media and critics.

Israeli force in their defence said that Hamas tried bombing shielding behind the protesters. In a video released by Israeli forces, protesters have seen tear away the barbed-wire border fence.

Trump announced the plan to move the embassy in December and experts warned him of violence and conflict leading to this jeopardy situation.

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First published: 15 May 2018, 11:20 IST
 
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