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Palestinian demonstrators run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops.
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Photos: Israel rains bullets on protestors as Ivanka Trump opens Jerusalem’s new US embassy

Johnny Simon
By Johnny Simon

Deputy Photo Editor

The United States’ new embassy is proving painfully costly: The AP reports that more than 50 protestors were shot and killed in Gaza today by the Israeli military, during demonstrations against the embassy’s symbolic move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. More than 1,200 were injured, many by gunfire and tear gas. Both Israelis and Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital.

Scores of Palestinians have already died in a series of protests along the border since March.

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Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest on May 14.
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A group of Palestinian protesters along the Gaza-Israel border.
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Palestinian protesters burn tires during a protest on the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel.
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Palestinian demonstrators gather at the Israel-Gaza border during a protest.
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Palestinian protesters carry an injured man who was shot by Israeli troops.
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A female Palestinian demonstrator walks during the protest on Monday.
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An elderly Palestinian man falls on the ground after being shot by Israeli troops.
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A woman holds a Palestinian flag as a protester burns tires near the Israeli border fence.
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Palestinian protesters chant slogans as they burn tires during a protest.

Meanwhile, in Jerusalem, US president Donald Trump’s daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump, her husband and White House advisor Jared Kushner, and US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin were on hand to unveil a plaque at the site of the relocated embassy. The celebratory photos stand in stark contrast to the violent clashes unfolding less than 100 miles away.

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US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives ahead of the dedication ceremony of the new US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14.
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Mnuchin unveils the seal for the new US embassy.
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Senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump and US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin stand next to the dedication plaque at the US embassy in Jerusalem.

Read more: 41 deaths and 128 angry countries: The true cost of Trump’s bargain embassy in Jerusalem