The death toll is expected to rise overnight with 130 remaining in a critical or dangerous condition.
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Israeli forces killed 58 and wounded 2,771 unarmed Palestinians in Gaza's border protests Monday in the strip's deadliest day since the 2014 War.The bloodshed came as the United States inaugurated its embassy in occupied Jerusalem with a lavish ceremony and U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Israel on its "big day". The Israeli army said it launched five airstrikes inside Gaza.More Palestinians were killed Monday by Israeli forces than the number of those killed in all the other "Great March of Return" demonstrations combined.Israel military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus claimed the number of casualties was so high because Hamas was pushing people toward the fence with Israel.Israel's attacks were condemned by governments and human rights organizations worldwide, with South Africa announcing that it would be withdrawing its ambassador to Israel with "immediate effect".U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman delivered the inaugural speech.Trump congratulated Israel, but made no mention of those killed in Gaza.
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