Gaza Border — Israeli troops killed at least 16 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday, health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier on the day the US prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem. Protests intensified on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, with loudspeakers on Gaza mosques urging Palestinians to join a "Great March of Return". Black smoke from tyres burned by demonstrators rose into the air at the border. "Today is the big day when we will cross the fence and tell Israel and the world we will not accept being occupied forever," said Gaza science teacher Ali, who declined to give his last name. "Many may get martyred today, so many, but the world will hear our message. Occupation must end," he said. Israeli troops killed 16 Palestinians on Monday, including a 14-year-old boy and a man in a wheelchair, and about 500 protesters were injured, at least 200 by live bullets, health officials said. The man in the wheelchair had been pictured on...

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