Gaza protesters killed ahead of U.S. embassy event in Jerusalem

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Gaza's health ministry said 28 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli snipers who are positioned along the fence, facing the protesters.

BBC reports that thousands of Palestinians are gathering for a protest along the perimeter fence that separates Israel and the Gaza Strip on Monday.

Demonstrators, some armed with slingshots, hurled stones at the Israeli security forces, who fired volleys of tear gas and intense rounds of gunfire.

"Today we are here to send a message to Israel and its allies that we will never give up on our land", he said.

Speaking on the eve of the embassy's opening, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was hopeful of success in efforts to end the decades-old conflict, while National Security Advisor John Bolton said it should make peace "easier".

Trump's recognition that Jerusalem is Israel's capital confirmed a reality widely understood by both Arabs and Jews but that foreign governments denied out of fear that acknowledging the truth would spark Palestinian violence.

"The US administration is as responsible as the Israeli government for this massacre", Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag wrote on Twitter, saying the incidents were caused by "unjust and unlawful decisions", referring to the decision to move the US embassy.

Whatever the case may be, the day's events have brought the situation in Gaza back to the media headlines, at the very least, European nations are once again expressing their concerns, placing pressure on Israel regarding its policies in Gaza.

Relocation of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is highly contested with Iran who is already bitter about President Trump's decision to pull out of the JCPOA; Doug McKelway reports.

It follows Trump's announcement last week that the United States is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and Israeli strikes two days later on dozens of Iranian targets in Syria.

No fewer than 30 Palestinians have been reportedly killed by Israeli forces as protest erupts at Gaza Strip following U.S. Embassy's move to Jerusalem.

The decision angered much of the Middle East, including United States allies, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas responded by breaking off all contact with the Trump administration.

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The 28 Palestinian dead on Monday included a 14-year-old boy, a medic and a man in a wheelchair who had been pictured on social media using a slingshot.

Palestinians claim that almost 1,000 protesters have been injured so far. No injuries were reported among the Israeli troops.

Some protesters moved to within about 150 meters (yards) of the border fence.

Some flew flaming kites to try and torch bushes on the other side of the frontier and distract Israeli marksmen.

That wasn't the view of Shaath, a Palestinian elder statesman, as he gazed up at a rock-strewn slope where gardeners planted hundreds of red, white and blue pansies.

"The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) will act forcefully against any terrorist activity and will operate to prevent attacks against Israelis", the military said in a statement.

The death toll has drawn worldwide criticism, but the United States, which has drawn Muslim anger by relocating its embassy move, has supported Israel.

Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem is not recognised internationally and, according to the 1993 Israel-Palestinian peace accords, the final status of Jerusalem is meant to be discussed in the latter stages of peace talks.

Greenblatt and other administration officials have not said how they would move forward without a Palestinian partner. And move your embassies to Jerusalem listen to this: "Move your embassies to Jerusalem because it advances peace, and that's because you can't base peace on a foundation of lies", the Israeli leader emphasised.

But Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah accused the United States of "blatant violations of global law".

Earlier, the Israeli army air-dropped leaflets over Gaza warning people not to approach the fence that separates Gaza from Israel.

President Donald Trump says the USA remains "fully committed" to pursuing a Mideast peace deal as it opens its controversial new embassy in Jerusalem.

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