U.S. Officially Opens Embassy in Jerusalem

The United States officially opened its Jerusalem embassy on Monday in a ceremony that included a video address by President Donald Trump.

Trump stated that the United States has remained committed to reaching a lasting Middle East peace through the move of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The move has provoked outrage.

Earlier in the day, violent clashes erupted along the Gaza Strip's border, leaving 37 Palestinians dead from Israeli fire and hundreds wounded in the conflict's bloodiest day in years.

Tens of thousands had gathered near the border in protest while smaller numbers of stone-throwing Palestinians approached the fence and sought to break through, with Israeli snipers positioned on the other side.

There were close to 800 people in attendance to the opening ceremony.