At least 60 Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire in Gaza
At least 60 Palestinians were killed on Monday by Israeli gunfire during anti-occupation rallies in the Gaza Strip.
Photograph: Ashraf Amra/AA
At least 60 Palestinians were killed on Monday by Israeli gunfire during anti-occupation rallies in the Gaza Strip, according to the Health Ministry.
Thousands of Palestinians have gathered on Gaza Strip’s eastern border since early morning to take part in protests aimed to commemorate the Nakba anniversary and protest relocating the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The rallies will culminate on Tuesday, May 15, the 70th anniversary of Israel's establishment -- an event Palestinians refer to as the "Nakba" or "the Catastrophe".
Since the rallies began on March 30, at least 49 Palestinian demonstrators have been killed and hundreds injured, according to the Health Ministry figures.
Last week, the Israeli government said that rallies are a part of the state of war and human rights laws are not applicable in such case. (AA)