In clashes with the military in the Gaza strip suffered almost 3,000 people
In clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli military in the Gaza strip, killing 59 people.
Violence has erupted in Gaza after the transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. According to the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, the IDF opened fire at Palestinians, trying to overcome sector boundaries. The United States vetoed the requirement of the UN security Council to investigate the incident.
The number of victims of the shooting in the Gaza strip has risen to 59 people, more than 2.1 thousand were injured, reports the FAN with reference to data of the Palestinian Ministry of health. According to Palestinian authorities, suffered almost 3 thousand people.
Besides adults, the clashes killed eight-month-old baby girl Layla Anwar Ghandour — she “inhaled a lot of gas” in the Eastern area of the Gaza strip.
Clashes between Palestinians and the Israel defense forces (IDF) began on Monday, may 14. On this day in 1948 was founded the Jewish state, the Palestinians refer to the anniversary of the “catastrophe.”
The perturbed transfer the U.S. Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Palestinians tried to break through a fence on the border between the Palestinian territories and Israel.
In response, the IDF opened fire on violators, using lethal weapons and opening fire.
According to the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli military action was “self-defense”. Member of the Parliament of Palestine’s Mustafa Barghouti has called the incident “a real massacre” in which Israelis “broke loose” and shoot “peaceful protesters”.
The representative of the Israeli Prime Minister David Keyes rejected accusations of “massacre” and called the events “an attempt to protect Israel.” According to Keyes, any other state would have acted similarly in response to the use of “bombs, mortars and improvised explosive devices.”