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At Least 2 Palestinians Killed, Over 400 Injured in Gaza Clashes Tuesday

MIDDLE EAST 01:09 16.05.2018(updated 01:20 16.05.2018) GAZA (Sputnik) - At least two Palestinians were killed and 400 others were injured in clashes with the Israeli forces on the border of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, local medics told Sputnik.

According to the Israeli military, about 4,000 people took part in protests in Gaza on Tuesday, compared to about 400,000 the previous day.

 

Mass protests erupted in Gaza in the light of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Israel and the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday. During the clashes more than 60 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,700 others wounded. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declared a three-day mourning after Monday's bloodshed.

Source:Sputnik

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