Fresh protests against Israel follow deadly clashes
Fresh protests against Israel are expected in the Palestinian territories, a day after Israeli troops killed 58 people in Gaza. Today marks the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call the Nakba, or Catastrophe, that saw thousands flee amid the creation of Israel in 1948. Tensions will be particularly high in Gaza where funerals for those killed due to take place. Monday’s violence came as the U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Adviser Ivanka Trump unveiled the seal of the United States embassy in Jerusalem during the official dedication ceremony. The U.S. move fulfilled a pledge by U.S. President Donald Trump, who has recognised the holy city as the Israeli capital, but it has fired Palestinian anger and drawn criticism from many foreign governments as a setback to peace efforts.