As US Moves Embassy, Violence Erupts on Israel-Gaza Border

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People run from tear gas at the border fence with Israel on May 15, 2018 in Gaza City, Gaza. Israeli soldiers killed over 50 Palestinians and wounded over a thousand as demonstrations on the Gaza-Israel border coincided with the controversial opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Monday.  (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Israeli soldiers fired on demonstrators near Israel’s border with Gaza Monday, killing 60 and injuring as many as 2,700. The violence came as Palestinian demonstrators attempted to cross a border fence, and on the same day that a ceremony in Jerusalem acknowledged the U.S. moved its embassy there. The U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the attack on demonstrators. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Israel acted with restraint. Forum discusses the humanitarian and political implications of the border violence.

Nidal Al-Mughrabi, senior correspondent based in the Gaza strip, Reuters
George Bisharat, professor emeritus, UC Hastings College of the Law; former legal consultant, Palestinian Legislative Council