Gaza mourns the dead after its bloodiest day since 2014

May 15, 2018, 7:01 AM EDT
Great March of Return protest in April, Gaza Strip.
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Palestinians are set to hold funerals of 58 protesters killed by Israeli forces on Monday after thousands of infuriated demonstrators had rallied at 13 locations along the Gaza’s eastern border opposing the U.S. move to shift its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The burial, following the bloodiest day Gaza has seen since 2014, coincides with the 70th anniversary of Nakba, or catastrophe, which commemorates the mass displacement of 700,000 Palestinians in the aftermath of Israel's creation in 1948, reports The Guardian.

America’s decision to move embassy followed by Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters has dealt a lethal blow to the faint hopes of an elusive peace deal between the two sides, notes Reuters