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52 Palestinians dead after opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (OBSERVATORY) – The number of deaths in clashes with Israeli troops on the borders of the Gaza Strip on Monday Palestinians rose to 52 people, more than 2.4 thousand were injured, official representative of local medical services Ashraf al-Kidra told media.

Earlier, 41 dead and 1,700 wounded were reported.

“In the Gaza Strip, 52 people were killed, 2,410 injured,” said Ashraf al-Kidr. According to him, hospitals in the Gaza Strip need medicines to help the victims.

The siloviki are firing at the defeat of the most aggressive protesters, whose scale and fierceness have increased markedly on the wave of indignation by the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

President of the United States Donald Trump in December last year announced the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the transfer there of the American embassy, ​​which until today was located in Tel Aviv.

Trump’s decision caused riots among Palestinians and protests in several countries in the Arab world.

The transfer of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem took place on May 14, the day of the 70th anniversary of the formation of Israel.