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Palestinians embark on a new day of protests after the massacre in Gaza

General strike in the West Bank and East Jerusalem on the 70 anniversary of the NAKBA, the exile and the loss of territory

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Palestinians embark on a new day of protests after the massacre in Gaza

Gaza lives Anor day of protests this Tuesday, after massacre caused yesterday by Israel, deadliest day of conflict in four years. At least 59 Palestinian demonstrators have died and anor 2,400 have been injured by Israeli forces ' response to protests unleashed at border of Gaza Strip for transfer of US Embassy to Jerusalem. There are at least a hundred injured in critical condition. This Tuesday, border has been declared a closed military zone and army has prevented hundreds of journalists from passing through two hours before letting m in.

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In addition, a general strike has been convened in West Bank and East Jerusalem, on day of NAKBA (Arab Disaster), in which Palestinians recall seven decades of exile and loss of territory after birth of Israel. In Jerusalem This is being widely supported.

The Palestinians are burying victims today, following violent clashes with Israeli army. Yesterday was bloodiest day of Israeli-Palestinian conflict since summer war of 2014 in Gaza Strip. The Israeli army deployed hundreds of snipers responsible for majority of deaths and casualties. They also used tear gas against protesters. Among victims of this Monday were eight children, including a baby, Leila Al Ghandur, a girl of just eight months who died after having inhaled tear gas during clashes between protesters and soldiers at border, as announced by Ministry of Palestinian Health. At moment it is not clear how far away girl and her family were from fence that separates Gaza from Israel.

During last seven weeks, so-called great march of return has provoked massive demonstrations on border of Gaza Strip with Israel, which have so far been settled with more than one hundred dead and about 10,000 wounded in bullets. The army had warned gazatí population, through leaflets written in Arabic launched from airplanes, not to approach fence of separation. Combat units, special forces, intelligence services and snipers were sent to border to double existing military deployment.

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