At least 51 Palestinians killed, over 1500 wounded in Gaza-NEW

At least 51 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces Monday

At least 51 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces while over 1500 have been wounded after thousands of protesters converged on the razor wire fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel hours before the U.S. Embassy moves to Jerusalem.

A senior figure in Gaza's ruling Hamas group said Monday that the border protests will continue until Palestinians have achieved their rights.

"We will continue on this path until the rights of the Palestinian people are achieved,” Ismail Radwan said, according to the Associated Press.

Gaza health officials told the news agency that 37 so far have been killed in Monday’s violence, and hundreds more have been wounded.

The Israeli military said the demonstration involved 35,000 people "taking part in violent riots" at 12 locations along the barrier. The fence was built by Israel along Gaza’s land border for security reasons in 1994.

According to reports, a total of 86 have died and more than 11,200 others wounded since a maiden protest on March 30, when U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

The relocation of the embassy had been a key campaign promise of President Trump, and he sent a high-level delegation including his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to mark the occasion.