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Gaza border violence in pictures

Gaza border violence in pictures

  • 15 May 2018
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Monday was the deadliest day since violent unrest returned to the Gaza Strip border fence with Israel almost two months ago.

Palestinian protests were fuelled by the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem.

Israeli troops guarding the border killed at least 58 protesters and injured almost 3,000.

Palestinians protesters pulling barbed wire fence installed by Israeli army along the border during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza StripImage copyright
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Israel says some 40,000 Palestinians took part

A Palestinian protester throws stones at Israeli troops during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza StripImage copyright
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Palestinians hurled stones and incendiary devices

Palestinian female protesters carry tires during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Jabaliya in the northern Gaza StripImage copyright
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Palestinians protested at 13 locations along Israel’s security fence

An Israeli armoured personnel carrier manoeuvres on the Israeli side of the border fence between Israel and the Gaza StripImage copyright
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Israeli forces responded to protesters with tear gas and live fire from snipers

Palestinian protesters carry a wounded female protester during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza StripImage copyright
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About 2,700 people were injured, Palestinian officials say

A lone medic runs to a person who was shot along the border fence with Israel as mass demonstrations continueImage copyright
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Monday was the deadliest day in Gaza since the 2014 war

Palestinians protesters pulling barbed wire fence installed by Israeli army along the border during clashes after protests near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza StripImage copyright
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Israel said soldiers had fired on people carrying out “terrorist activity and not on demonstrators”

A Palestinian woman documents the situation at the border fence with Israel as mass demonstrations continue on May 14Image copyright
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There was fierce condemnation from some countries but Israel’s key ally, the US, stood by it

The mother of 8-month-old Palestinian infant Laila al-Ghandour, who died after inhaling tear gas during a protest against US embassy move to Jerusalem at the Israel-Gaza borderImage copyright
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Tensions were high in Gaza on Tuesday as Palestinians prepared to bury their dead

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