At least 37 people have been killed during clashes Monday along the border fence between Israel and Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. This is the biggest number of fatalities suffered in one day since the latest round of demonstrations began more than six weeks ago. The previous highest number was 17 on March 30, the first day of the protests.
By a CNN count, based on Ministry of Health figures, more than 90 people have been killed in the demonstrations since March 30. The Trump administration will officially move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, formally breaking with decades of established US policy and international practice.
While US officials say the move will create greater stability, critics claim the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital could further increase tensions in the region. The move has outraged Palestinians, who are protesting today at the fence separating Gaza and Israel. A number of deaths have been reported. The embassy event is expected to get underway at May 14, 01:00 PM UTC with Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her husband Jared Kushner, both in attendance.
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