Palestinian protesters during clashes after protests near the border with Israel on the eastern Gaza Strip.


Israeli forces have killed more than 50 Palestinian protesters, and wounded over 2200, as Gaza residents rallied against yesterday’s opening of the relocated US embassy in Jerusalem.

The ABC reports that rallies against the Jerusalem embassy, announced by Donald Trump in December and officially opened last night with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have been held since March but escalated last night as tens of thousands protested at locations across the region. According to Gaza’s ministry of health, Israeli snipers have killed dozens of protesters over the last six weeks but, with dozens now dead including a a 14-year-old boy, today marks the deadliest day in Gaza since the 2014 war.

With no reports of injured Israelis since riots began, a United Nations anti-discrimination committee has since condemned Israel for using “disproportionate force”.