Palestinian Health Ministry says death toll from Monday’s protests reaches 60

The death toll from Monday’s violence in Gaza and protests over the US Embassy has reached 60, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. Earlier on Tuesday, local health officials said the death toll for those killed by Israeli forces at the Gaza boundary fence climbed to 59, AP reported. The statement came ahead of another day of protests. Israeli officials on Tuesday justified the military’s tactics as necessary to stop the Palestinians from breaking into Israel and harming its people. Monday’s protests saw a level of bloodshed not seen in Gaza since the violent days of the 2014 war with Israel. More than two-thirds of Gaza’s population is descended from refugees who were displaced at the time of Israel’s creation 70 years ago.