Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip are firing live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters.
The sudden burst of violence is the largest flare-up between Israel and the Palestinians since a 2014 war.
Based on media coverage, readers could think it was Palestinians, not Israelis, who carried out what Doctors Without Borders called “unacceptable and inhuman” violence.
"Sooner or later, we will enter our lands, and we will free it, and we will kick the occupiers out of our land," said Abu Mohammed about the Great March of Return.
In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces attack Palestinians at the Gaza border, while a few miles away Israel and the U.S. celebrate the new embassy in contested Jerusalem.
Combat battalions, special units, intelligence forces and snipers are sent to the Gaza border, where Palestinians plan a mass protest Monday against the embassy move to Jerusalem.
Hundreds of Palestinians, including a journalist, are hurt in the third large-scale protest in as many consecutive Fridays along the volatile border.
Over a thousand Palestinians were injured by Israeli soldiers during two weeks of mass protests on the Gaza-Israel border, according to a count by the Gaza Health Ministry.
The Israeli defense minister says troops acted appropriately and fired only at protesters who posed a threat. Fifteen Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded.