At least 43 Palestinians were killed on Monday in Gaza, and more than 1,900 wounded as the Israeli army fired live ammunition, tear gas and firebombs at protesters assembled near the fence with Israel. The demonstrations, which coincided with protests against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, are part of a weeks-long protest calling for the right of return for Palestinian refugees to the areas they were forcibly expelled from in 1948. Since the protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed at least 90 Palestinians in the coastal enclave and wounded close to 10,500 people. The protest comes ahead of the annual commemorations of the Nakba, or “Catastrophe”, when the state of Israel was established on May 15, 1948, in a violent campaign that led to the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their villages. Al Jazeera’s Katia Lopez-Hodoyan reports. – Subscribe to our channel: – Follow us on Twitter: – Find us on Facebook: – Check our website:


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