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Israeli troops killed over 55 Palestinians taking part in mass protests on the Gaza border as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Monday.

The U.S. move fulfilled a pledge by President Donald Trump, who has recognized the holy city as the Israeli capital, but it has fired Palestinian anger and drawn criticism from many foreign governments as a set back to peace efforts.

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At the embassy inauguration ceremony, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Trump for “having the courage to keep your promises”.

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