Dozens Killed in Gaza as United States Embassy Opens in Jerusalem

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a video message played at the embassy inauguration that he remains committed to "facilitating a lasting peace agreement" between Israelis and Palestinians.

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed at least 43 Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border on Monday. It was the deadliest day there since a devastating 2014 cross-border war and cast a shadow over Israel’s festive inauguration of the new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem.In a show of anger fueled by the embassy move, protesters set tires on fire, sending plumes of black smoke into the air, and…

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