In clashes in Gaza killed more than 40 Palestinians

In clashes in Gaza killed more than 40 Palestinians

GAZA, may 14 — RIA Novosti. The death toll in clashes with Israeli troops on the borders of Gaza on Monday, Palestinians have risen to 41, told RIA Novosti the official representative of the local health services, Ashraf al-Kidra.


Among the victims is a child, said the Agency interlocutor.

Earlier it was reported 38 dead and more than 1,700 injured.

It is clarified that the security forces are shooting at the most aggressive protesters, sharply intensified in the Wake of outrage at the opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem.

The Israeli military counted more than 35 thousand participants of the riots on 12 segments of the border. They throw improvised explosive devices and firebombs, burning tires, trying to break the border fence.

Fearing that the whole crowd will go to breakthrough border, the army pulled to the Gas for two additional infantry brigade. Another moved to the West Bank of the Jordan river, which still remained aloof from the protests.

Hundreds of Palestinians marched from Ramallah to the Qalandia checkpoint in the West Bank, where Israeli soldiers greeted them with rubber bullets and tear gas #GreatReturnMarch #Palestine Video by @FalehNaseerFal2

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“The great March of return”

On Monday and Tuesday, the culmination of the “Great March of return” by Palestinians. On these days we have the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and the 70th anniversary of the Nakba.

Nakba — a national catastrophe, the beginning of the occupation and wandering hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees. “The great March of return” has been ongoing for a month and a half. The protests claimed the lives of more than fifty of the people of Gaza, not including today’s casualties.

UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres expressed concern in connection with the death of a large number of people in the sector. “New conflicts arise and old ones don’t disappear,” he added at a press conference in Vienna.