US Embassy Opening in Jerusalem, Amid Deadly Border Clashes


A high-level U.S. delegation marked the historic opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Monday, a decision cheered by Israelis but met with mass protests from Palestinians that turned violent in the lead-up to the ceremony.

Thirty-seven Palestinians were killed and 900 wounded, Palestinian health officials said, as Israeli security forces fired on a surge of protesters at the Gaza-Israeli border, vowing to prevent a breach. It marked the deadliest day since the Hamas-led border protests began in March, and threatened to overshadow the jubilant ceremonies in Jerusalem – where the embassy relocation from Tel Aviv is meant to make …

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