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Violence at the Gaza Border
May 15, 2018 at 10:08 PM
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What roles did the United States, Palestine, Hamas and Israel play in the tragic events? What is the best path forward now?

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This past Monday, the United States officially moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

On the day of the controversial embassy move, tens of thousands of Palestinians assembled in protest, with reports of some attempting to cross the Gaza border fence. The Israeli army claims that these Palestinian protesters were throwing firebombs and explosive devices at the security fence and at Israeli troops. The Israeli Defense Forces opened fire on the protesters, killing nearly 60 protesters and injuring thousands.

This was the bloodiest day for Palestinians since 2014. The U.S. White House and Israel blame Gaza's ruling Hamas group for the violent protests and argue that Israel has a right to defend its border.

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What roles did the United States, Palestine, Hamas and Israel play in the tragic events? What is the best path forward now?

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