Dozens dead in Gaza protests

Israeli forces reportedly shot and killed at least 55 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,200 during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border.
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since Nancy Reagan. Thank you, Dr. Ashton. The white house watching the historic move unfold. Ivanka Trump was there to represent the president at the dedication as tens of thousands of Palestinians protested the moves. Palestinian authorities saying more than 50 people have been killed and 2,700 injured. Previous presidents called Jerusalem's capital, but did not move the embassy. Here's Terry Moran. Reporter: It was Ivanka Trump who did the honors in Jerusalem today. The curtain came down, formally opening the embassy and the first daughter took the Mike. We alcohol -- bell -- welcome you officially and for the first time to the embassy of the unites states here in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. Reporter: At that same moment on the gaza border. An awful scene unfolding. Tens of thousands of Palestinians, some waving their flags, the flags of a people without a country, headed for the border with Israel, determined to cross it. A human tide of protest against the us embassy opening. Jerusalem, claimed by both Palestinians and Israelis as their capital, one of the most emotional issues in the long conflict. Israeli security forces first fired tear gas into the crowd and dropped it from drones, then they opened fire. Alex Rossi of sky news was there. It is turning into a pretty grim day in gaza. There's a steady stream of ambulances coming in. Most of the people being brought in have gunshot wounds to their lower limbs. Reporter: Some protestors, praying amid the chaos, a striking scene, others threw stones, used slingshots. At least 55 protesters were killed, according to Palestinian health authorities and more than 2,700 injured. The shrouded dead lined hospital hallways their grieving loved ones, inconsolable. Such a stark contrast in Jerusalem. My friends, this is a great day for Israel. Reporter: The president's son-in-law Jared Kushner pointedly scorned the protestors. As we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today, those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution. Reporter: Here there was music and prayers led by pastor of Dallas who has preached that Jews are destined for hell, along with mormons, hindus, muslims. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May those who love her prosper. Reporter: President trump spoke via a video statement: Our greatest hope is for peace. The United States remains fully committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement. Terry Moran live with us from Jerusalem. You heard the president say he's fully committed to the peace process. How does this movect that? David, president trump thinks it will simplify things by takes Jerusalem off the table. It's such an emotional issue. For Israelis it's the eternal home of jewish people. The Palestinians have lived here for centuries. This they believe is their capital. The Palestinian authority has cut off contact with the trump administration. It's going to be very hard to get going again. Terry, thank you.

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