The death toll in clashes in the Gaza strip has increased to 52
MOSCOW, may 14 — RIA Novosti. The death toll in clashes with Israeli troops on the borders of the Gaza strip on Monday, Palestinian has risen to 52 people, more than 2.4 thousand were injured, told RIA Novosti the official representative of the local health services, Ashraf al-Kidra.
Earlier it was reported about 41 killed and 1.7 thousand wounded.
“In the Gaza strip, 52 people were killed, 2410 wounded,” — said Ashraf al-Kidra. According to him, hospitals in Gaza are in need of drugs to assist the victims.
Security forces are shooting at the most aggressive protesters, the scale and ferocity of which has increased markedly in the Wake of outrage at the opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem.
The President of the United States Donald trump in December last year announced the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer to the American Embassy, which until today was located in tel Aviv.
Trump’s decision sparked riots among Palestinians and protests in several Arab countries. Transfer the American Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem took place 14 may, the day of the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel.
HelpWhat you need to know about the dispute around Jerusalemand trump announced the postponement of the U.S. Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively recognizing the latter as the capital of Israel. The conflict in the region threatens to flare up again.Read more