Over 50 dead as US opens embassy in Jerusalem

More than 50 people, including eight children, were killed by the Israeli military in Palestinian protests that erupted Monday along the Gaza border, Palestinian authorities said.
2:44 | 05/15/18

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Overseas to another day of protests along Israel's border with gaza. Dozens killed Monday, the deadliest day there in years. A contrast to what was happening just 40 miles away as the U.S. Opened its embassy in Jerusalem. ABC's chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran is in the west bank with those details. Good morning, Terry. Reporter: We're just about eight miles outside of Jerusalem on the outskirts of ramallah. This has been going on all morning. No fatalities but here as in every Palestinian community today there is shock and sorrow and rage at that decision by president trump to move the embassy to Jerusalem. It feels for the whole region like a fateful step. This morning, more clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians. And a general strike has shut down both the west bank and gaza. These communities still seething with rage and despair over the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. It was all smiles there as first daughter Ivanka Trump did the honors. We welcome you officially and for the F time to the embassy of the United States here in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. Reporter: President trump speaking via video beaming with pride. Our greatest hope is for peace. Reporter: But peace seemed a pipe dream at the gaza border. An unforgettable scene. Tens of thousands of Palestinians marched towards the border urged on by their leaders. Israeli forces used tear gas at first then opened fire. At least 58 Palestinians were killed. At least 2700 wounded. Jerusalem claimed by both Palestinians and Israelis as their capital has long been one of the most emotional issues in this conflict. The white house refusing to criticize Israel at all for the violence declaring that the bloodshed is the fault of the Palestinian group hamas. This is it a gruesome and unfortunate propaganda attempt. Reporter: So you can see behind me here a small fire, some tear gas. Earlier the Israelis were firing a lot of tear gas in this direction but the wind has shifted and so they've calmed down on that. President trump believes that moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem will actually make peace more likely by taking the city off the table. But for the people here and for virtually every single Palestinian that makes no sense. They feel Jerusalem -- All right. Terry, we apologize for that technical difficulty but everyone taking precaution there. Good to see him wearing the flak jacket? Has to be protected. We'll move on to the latest on

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