A Crowd gathered in Netherland to protest against the killing of 60 Palestinians by Israeli troops yesterday in Gaza.

The demonstration was arranged by the Netherland-Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and also marked 70 years since Nakba – or the catastrophe – for Palestinians, the term used to make the events of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, in which hundreds of thousands fled or were forced from their homes.

Protests and sporadic clashes flared again on the Gaza border, though they were far fewer in number than yesterday, with one Palestinian killed by Israeli fire, the Gazan health ministry said.

The deaths overshadowed the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, relocated from Tel Aviv in fulfillment of a campaign promise by US President Donald Trump, whose daughter Ivanka attended the inaugural ceremony.

Most of the 60 Gazans killed were shot by Israeli snipers, Gaza’s health ministry said.

The toll included a baby who died from tear gas inhalation along with eight children under the age of 16, the ministry said.

At least 2,400 others were wounded in the bloodiest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war.

 

May 16, 2018 11:54 Asia/Tehran
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