Israel kills at least 37 Palestinians in Gaza protesting against moving US embassy to Jerusalem

In protest against the moving of US Embassy to Jerusalem, at least 37 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza and close to 1700 others wounded as the Israeli army fired live ammunition and teargas and firebombs at protesters assembled along several points near the fence with Israel.

According to a report in Al Jazeera, Of the 1693 wounded, the ministry of health said at least 74 were below the age of 18, 23 were women and eight were journalists.

The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of committing a ‘terrible massacre’. Palestinian government spokesman Yusuf al-Mahmoud demanded in a statement “an immediate international intervention to stop the terrible massacre in Gaza committed by the forces of the Israeli occupation against our heroic people.”

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