41 rioters dead, 900 wounded as clashes on Gaza border heat up
Watch: Riots break out on Gaza border ahead of US embassy move. 41 rioters killed, over 900 wounded.
Forty-one Arab rioters were killed and roughly 900 more were wounded Monday after clashes erupted along the Gaza-Israel border ahead of the opening ceremony for the new US embassy in Jerusalem, Fox News reported.
Rioters threw stones and burning tires at Israeli soldiers stationed along the border to prevent infiltrations into Israeli territory.
Israeli security personnel opened fire on stone-throwers and rioters who approached the Israeli security fence. According to Gaza health officials, 41 rioters were killed and some 900 more wounded during the riots Monday.
One rioter, identified by Gaza health officials as 21-year-old Anas Qudeih, was shot and killed during clashes east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.
Gaza officials later said that 40 more rioters had died
More than 10,000 Gazans have already gathered at sites along the border, but Israeli security officials expect those numbers to swell as the US embassy unveiling ceremony approaches. The ceremony is set to begin at 4:00 p.m. Jerusalem time.
Seventy-nine Gaza rioters have been killed since the beginning of the riots, dubbed the “March of Return”, on March 30th. The mass-demonstrations kicked off six weeks of violent clashes along the Israel-Gaza border, culminating in a massive “Nakba Day”.