Maghreb Arab Press

52 Palestinians Killed in Gaza by Israeli Soldiers

Gaza  -  
At least 52 Palestinians were killed and 2,400 wounded on Monday in Gaza by Israeli troops, Palestinian officials said.
52 Palestinians Killed in Gaza by Israeli Soldiers
14 May 2018

Palestinians have been protesting for weeks but deaths soared on the day the US opened its embassy in Jerusalem.

There have been six weeks of protests at the Gaza border, dubbed the "Great March of Return".

Hundreds of thousands fled their homes or were displaced following the foundation of the Israeli state on 14 May 1948.

The health ministry said children were among those killed.

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas condemned what he called Israeli "massacres against our people", and declared three days of mourning.

Tuesday is expected to be a very big demonstration because it is a day known by the Palestinians as the "Catastrophe" that followed the creation of the state of Israel.

Last modified : 14 May 2018

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