GAZA BORDER - Israeli troops killed at least 10 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday, health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier on the day the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem.
Protests intensified on the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding, with loudspeakers on Gaza mosques urging Palestinians to join a "Great March of Return." Black smoke from tires burned by demonstrators rose into the air at the border.
Israeli troops killed 10 Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy on Monday, and some 500 protesters were injured, at least 200 by live bullets, health officials said.
The latest casualties raised the Palestinian death toll to 55 since the protests began on March 30. No Israeli casualties have been reported.