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Middle East conflict escalates, Palestinian protesters killed

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Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip

With the Middle East conflict escalating again, not less than 28 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, according to health workers, when large numbers of protesters neared the border separating the Gaza strip, Palestine from Israel.

Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports that tens of thousands gathered at the frontier on Monday to protest against the U.S. moving its Israel Embassy to Jerusalem. Some of the protesters neared Israel’s border fence after Israeli leaders pledged Palestinians would not be allowed to violate the border line.

A health body stated 900 Palestinians were wounded, around 450 of them by live bullets in what is seen as the highest Palestinian single-day death toll since a series of protests dubbed the «Great March of Return» began at the border with Israel on March 30 and since a 2014 Gaza war.

«Today is the big day when we will cross the fence and tell Israel and the world we will not accept being occupied forever. Many may get martyred today, so many, but the world will hear our message. Occupation must end,» Reuters cited a Gaza science teacher named Ali as saying.


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