Dozens killed as Palestinians clash with Israeli troops on Gaza border

At least 52 Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli troops Monday, casting a pall on the inauguration of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem – and marking the deadliest violence since the 2014 Gaza cross-border war, officials said.

In a display of fury fueled by the embassy’s move from Tel Aviv, protesters set tires ablaze, and hurled firebombs and stones toward Israeli soldiers across the border.

More than 2,200 were injured, many critically, the Israeli Haaretz reported, citing Palestinian officials.

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, placed the blame for the bloodshed squarely on the Palestinians.

“As we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution,” he said at the embassy ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the Jewish state’s founding.
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