Clashes erupt along Gaza-Israel border ahead of US Embassy inauguration (WATCH LIVE)

Published time: 14 May, 2018 08:30Edited time: 14 May, 2018 08:39

Clashes have erupted along the Gaza-Israel border ahead of today’s opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. At least a dozen Palestinians have been injured, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry.



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Tuesday marks the commemoration of Nakba Day, which Palestinians refer to as their forced mass exodus from their homes during the establishment of the state of Israel, and which is celebrated among Israelis as Independence Day. Thousands of people have gathered near the border to take part in Monday’s protests. 

Huge demonstrations are expected to mark the May 15 event, which brings to a close the six-week “Great March of Return” demonstrations.

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