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Tear gas is fired at protestors during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel, east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018, following the the controversial move to Jerusalem of the United States embassy. 
Fifty-two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire during violent clashes on the Gaza-Israel border coinciding with the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, the health ministry in the strip announced. ─ AFP

In pictures: 'Bloodiest day in Israel-Palestine conflict' as US moves embassy to Jerusalem

At least 60 Palestinians, including 8 children have been killed by gunfire. 2,400 have been wounded in the carnage.
Updated May 15, 2018 09:07pm

Violent clashes along the Gaza border between protesting Palestinians and Israeli security forces have left at least 60 Palestinians dead. The death toll included eight children, who were killed by gunfire, and a baby which died after inhaling tear gas. At least 2,400 people were wounded in what was the bloodiest day since the 2014 Gaza war.

The protests erupted on Monday as the United States (US) embassy was inaugurated in Jerusalem following months of global outcry and anger ─ and exuberant praise from Israelis over US President Donald Trump's decision, which tossed aside decades of precedent as the territory of Jerusalem is a disputed one.

Beyond the disputed nature of Jerusalem, the date of the embassy move was also key. May 14 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel. Palestinians mark the day as Nakba, or “catastrophe,” commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in the 1948 war surrounding Israel's creation.

An elderly Palestinian man falls on the ground after being shot by Israeli troops during a deadly protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, on Monday, May 14, 2018. ─ AP
An elderly Palestinian man falls on the ground after being shot by Israeli troops during a deadly protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, on Monday, May 14, 2018. ─ AP

The mother (C) of Leila Al Ghandour, a Palestinian baby of 8 months who, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry died of tear gas inhalation during clashes in East Gaza the previous day, holds her at the morgue of Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City on May 15, 2018. — AFP
The mother (C) of Leila Al Ghandour, a Palestinian baby of 8 months who, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry died of tear gas inhalation during clashes in East Gaza the previous day, holds her at the morgue of Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City on May 15, 2018. — AFP

Israeli security forces arrest an Arab protestor outside the new US embassy in Jerusalem. — AFP
Israeli security forces arrest an Arab protestor outside the new US embassy in Jerusalem. — AFP

Medics treat Palestinian children suffering from teargas inhalation during a protest near Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip on Monday, May 14, 2018. ─ AP
Medics treat Palestinian children suffering from teargas inhalation during a protest near Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip on Monday, May 14, 2018. ─ AP

Palestinian protesters chant slogans as they burn tires during a protest on the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on Monday. ─ AP
Palestinian protesters chant slogans as they burn tires during a protest on the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on Monday. ─ AP

Palestinians take cover from shots during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel, east of Gaza City, on May 14, 2018. — AFP
Palestinians take cover from shots during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel, east of Gaza City, on May 14, 2018. — AFP

Palestinian medics and protesters evacuate a wounded youth during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel. ─ AP
Palestinian medics and protesters evacuate a wounded youth during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel. ─ AP

A Palestinian woman holding her national flag looks at clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel on May 14, 2018. — AFP
A Palestinian woman holding her national flag looks at clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel on May 14, 2018. — AFP

Palestinian protesters carry an injured man who was shot by Israeli troops during a deadly protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel. ─ AP
Palestinian protesters carry an injured man who was shot by Israeli troops during a deadly protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel. ─ AP

Arab demonstrators protest in front of the new US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. The banner reads in Arabic: "Jerusalem is Arab, Palestinian, Muslim, Christian." — AFP
Arab demonstrators protest in front of the new US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. The banner reads in Arabic: "Jerusalem is Arab, Palestinian, Muslim, Christian." — AFP

Palestinians run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel. — AFP
Palestinians run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel. — AFP

An Israeli army drone flies near a Palestinian kite along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Gaza City. — AFP
An Israeli army drone flies near a Palestinian kite along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Gaza City. — AFP

Palestinian mourners carry the body of man who was killed during clashes with Israeli forces. — AFP
Palestinian mourners carry the body of man who was killed during clashes with Israeli forces. — AFP

Palestinians burn tyres as they clash with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel. — AFP
Palestinians burn tyres as they clash with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel. — AFP

A relative of Palestinian Mahmoud Abu Taima, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, mourns during his funeral in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. — AFP
A relative of Palestinian Mahmoud Abu Taima, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, mourns during his funeral in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. — AFP

Surgeons from MSF (Doctors without Borders) perform surgery on a Palestinian man who received a bullet in his leg during protests and clashes along the Gaza border the previous day, at a hospital in Deir Al Balah, in central Gaza Strip on May 15, 2018. — AFP
Surgeons from MSF (Doctors without Borders) perform surgery on a Palestinian man who received a bullet in his leg during protests and clashes along the Gaza border the previous day, at a hospital in Deir Al Balah, in central Gaza Strip on May 15, 2018. — AFP

A picture taken on May 14, 2018 from the southern Israeli kibbutz of Nahal Oz across the border with the Gaza Strip shows Israeli soldiers keeping position and Palestinian protesters gathering along the border fence with Israel. — AFP
A picture taken on May 14, 2018 from the southern Israeli kibbutz of Nahal Oz across the border with the Gaza Strip shows Israeli soldiers keeping position and Palestinian protesters gathering along the border fence with Israel. — AFP

A Palestinian boy holding his national flag looks at clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018. — AFP
A Palestinian boy holding his national flag looks at clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018. — AFP

Palestinians clash with Israeli troops following a protest against the US decision to relocate it's Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday, May 14, 2018. ─ AP
Palestinians clash with Israeli troops following a protest against the US decision to relocate it's Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday, May 14, 2018. ─ AP

Palestinians shout slogans against the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem, as they protest near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Jabalia. — AFP
Palestinians shout slogans against the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem, as they protest near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Jabalia. — AFP

Palestinian women wave national flags and chant slogans near the Israeli border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Monday, May 14, 2018. ─ AP
Palestinian women wave national flags and chant slogans near the Israeli border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Monday, May 14, 2018. ─ AP

A Palestinian protester holding his national flag runs past barbed wires during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City. — AFP
A Palestinian protester holding his national flag runs past barbed wires during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City. — AFP

Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest on the Gaza Strip's border with Israel. ─ AP
Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest on the Gaza Strip's border with Israel. ─ AP

Palestinian protesters carry an injured man who was shot by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel. ─ AP
Palestinian protesters carry an injured man who was shot by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel. ─ AP

Palestinians confronts Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City. — AFP
Palestinians confronts Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City. — AFP

Palestinians carry a demonstrator injured during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City. — AFP
Palestinians carry a demonstrator injured during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City. — AFP

A Palestinian woman walks along an empty street in the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Nablus. — AFP
A Palestinian woman walks along an empty street in the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Nablus. — AFP

Palestinians throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes after a protest marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba. — AFP
Palestinians throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes after a protest marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba. — AFP

A Palestinian man walks past closed shops on an empty street in the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Nablus. — AFP
A Palestinian man walks past closed shops on an empty street in the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Nablus. — AFP

A Palestinian man holds stones east of Gaza City. — AFP
A Palestinian man holds stones east of Gaza City. — AFP

A Palestinian man uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Khan Yunis. — AFP
A Palestinian man uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Khan Yunis. — AFP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L), Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner (C-R), US President's daughter Ivanka Trump (3rd R), US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (R) and Israel's President Reuven Rivlin (2nd R) attend the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. — AFP
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L), Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner (C-R), US President's daughter Ivanka Trump (3rd R), US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (R) and Israel's President Reuven Rivlin (2nd R) attend the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. — AFP

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman arrives ahead of the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. — AFP
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman arrives ahead of the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. — AFP

Chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson (C) and his wife Miriam Ochsorn (R) arrive ahead of the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. — AFP
Chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson (C) and his wife Miriam Ochsorn (R) arrive ahead of the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. — AFP